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CGA Holds 8th Annual Excavation Safety Conference, Expo

Dramatic recreation of a trench cave-in and rescue draws the biggest crowds.

Tue March 26, 2013 - National Edition
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(L-R): Kevin Chandler, Frank Gonzalez and Mike Ross man the booth for Efficiency Shoring & Supply and Professional Shoring.
(L-R): Kevin Chandler, Frank Gonzalez and Mike Ross man the booth for Efficiency Shoring & Supply and Professional Shoring.
(L-R): Kevin Chandler, Frank Gonzalez and Mike Ross man the booth for Efficiency Shoring & Supply and Professional Shoring. This Vac-Con hydro excavator drew attention upward. A Ditch Witch horizontal boring machine was on display. The Vermeer Southeast exhibit was crowded. The trench cave-in rescue demonstration by the West Palm Beach Fire Rescue Special Operations unit drew the biggest crowd outside in the demo area. Hugo Adamo (L) of PG&E chats with Ernie Perez of National Trench Safety about its line of trench safety equipment. The Sunshine 811 booth.  Sunshine 811 is the one call service for Florida. (L-R) are Bryan Pusatere, southeast district sales manager; Kevin Brin, sales representative; Ray Maldanado, southeast regional manager; and Lewis Kaplan, branch manager of United Rentals Trench Safety. A steady stream of traffic kept those in the convention hall busy. Paul Baker (L), city of Baca Raton, got some information on this Vac-Con hydro excavator from Drew Denmon of Southern Sewer Equipment Sales. Attendees in the demo area got to try to find utility lines. This Vermeer hydro excavator was demonstrated. The United Rental Trench Safety trench shoring exhibit got a lot of traffic.

The 8th annual CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo was held March 12 to 15 at the Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The three-day meeting included a full program of educational conferences, a hall with exhibitors and an outside equipment demonstration area. More than 700 were in attendance.

For more information, visit www.cgaconference.com.




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