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Archive for May, 2011

California Program Helps Construction Companies Buy Clean Heavy Equipment

Posted by nahetsblog on May 27, 2011

California has launched a loan guarantee program that helps construction companies and other heavy-equipment users to replace old heavy equipment with cleaner models.

California Air Resources Board and the California Capital Access Program have joined up and formed CalCAP, which uses federal economic stimulus funds. In addition to construction, it focuses on the agricultural, mining and industrial sectors.

Read more: Program helps companies buy cleaner diesel vehicles, heavy equipment | Sacramento Business Journal

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Crane Accident Leaves One Dead

Posted by nahetsblog on May 27, 2011

According to Peak College Chancellor Matt Klabacka, "This type of accident could be prevented if it is deemed operator error. There are many operators out there who don’t understand the dangers of a mobile crane. Peak College is just one of many operator training schools which train individuals to pass the NCCCO national exam.

YAVAPAI COUNTY – A man is dead after he lost control of the crane he was driving, causing it to roll down a hillside and flip over.

At 1 p.m. today, a 28-year-old quarry worker died when the 100-ton crane rolled over near "Jake’s Granite Quarry," on state land at milepost 5, just off Date Creek Road, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

It took over six hours to right the crane and access the body.

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California Law Cuts Cal Gr

Posted by nahetsblog on May 4, 2011

A California law cuts off Cal Grants to colleges with high default rates will produce small budget savings – thanks to a data mix-up by the U.S. Department of Education.

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