A subcontractor’s employee on an eastern New Orleans pump station project died April 12 from crushing wounds sustained in an accident. William Morgan, 32, of Abita Springs, La. died from injuries including a crushed chest. He was working on a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project in eastern New Orleans. Morgan was an employee of Great Southern Dredging, Inc., Mandeville, La. a sub-contractor to a joint venture of Archer Western, Atlanta, Ga. and Alberici, St. Louis, Mo., which holds a $300 million contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The work includes widening and elevating five miles of earthen
The market is generally healthy and steadily growing, and margins are up for large specialty contractors. Further, advances in design tools and owner demand for collaboration are giving subcontractors a seat at the table early on in projects.