Strains and Sprains
Mar09

Strains and Sprains

Prevention and Treatment By Erin O’Brien Almost everyone has experienced a sprain or strain at some point in their lives. Whether the injury is due to an on-the-job accident or a game of touch football in the backyard, the result is still the same. While these injuries certainly are not life-threatening, they may prevent a worker from performing day-to-day activities on the job, possibly for an extended period of time. Most...

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Back on Track
Mar09

Back on Track

Core Drilling Specialist Strengthens Collapsed Rail Bridge A skilled concrete cutting contractor worked under extreme pressure to get train services in England back on track after the side of a railway bridge collapsed onto an important rail route between London and the East Midlands region of the country. By core drilling a series of 14 horizontal openings in the bridge up to 7 meters deep (23 feet) at a 15-degree angle, the...

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Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
Mar09

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Diamond Cutter Provides Access for Critical Inspections of Aging Roadway A general contractor in New York was recently tasked with the in-depth inspection of the Brooklyn—Queens Expressway’s (BQE) triple cantilever bridge as part of a $1.7-billion reconstruction project. The inspections specified a need for the creation of 3-foot-wide by 2-foot-tall access openings and door installations in the bridge structure, so the search began...

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The Main Men
Mar09

The Main Men

Header photo: Copyright, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 2017, all rights reserved. Reprinted with permission. Bridge Design Oversight Corrected by Wire Sawing Professionals A 107-year-old road bridge in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was demolished early 2016 after the completion of a $65-million replacement project. The new 1,600-foot-long steel structure had been open to traffic for several months before an oversight in the bridge design...

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Berth Replacement
Mar09

Berth Replacement

New Wharf and Seawall Constructed Following Extensive Cutting Work A specialty concrete sawing and drilling contractor was recently called to Port Manatee on the southeastern edge of Tampa Bay, Florida, to cut and remove a 600-foot-long, 44-foot-wide section of a 3-foot-thick concrete wharf and seawall. A new, more robust design was to be installed in front and over a portion of the old bulkhead, so the cutting work had to be clean...

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