KC highway contractors recognized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 2013

Building confidence: Heavy Construction Contractors Recognized For Job Site Safety

Skill, responsibility and safety are paramount in the construction of roads, bridges, utility trenches and other jobs involving "heavy" work and equipment. Member companies of The Heavy Constructors Association of Greater Kansas City were recently recognized for their efforts with workers’ safety.

"Our members do the big, complex and often dangerous construction jobs, building public and private sector infrastructure" said Jerry Wiedenmann, President of the Heavy Constructors Association and a principal with Wiedenmann & Godfrey Construction, a Belton, Missouri-based utility construction company. "Safety is a science with us, and our members go the extra mile to reduce and prevent accidents."

The Association recently named the recipients of its annual Heavy Constructors Association Safety Awards, which are earned by those member companies who have achieved the lowest workplace incident rate among Association contractors in their class. The incident rate is based on data reported to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Edward DeSoignie, Executive Director of the Association, points out that the awards are more than just decoration for the member company’s walls. “The Safety Awards are given each year to recognize the attention and efforts devoted to worker safety by our member companies,” he explained. This year’s recipients are:

Class A (More than 300,000 work hours): Clarkson Construction Company

Class B (200,000 to 299,999 work hours): Superior Bowen Asphalt Company, LLC

Class C (100,000 to 199,999 work hours) Musselman & Hall Contractors, LLC.

Class D (50,000- 99,999 work hours): Leavenworth Excavating & Equipment Co. (LEXECO)

Class E (10,000 to 49,999 work hours) Pyramid Excavating & Construction, Inc.

CONTACT: Jeanne Edmonds 816.753.6443

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