Out of concern for the health and safety of our members and staff, the annual Keep the Clearance (KTC) Tree Trimmer Safety Summit, which was originally scheduled for May 6, has been postponed to a later date TBD. We are continuously monitored the situation with COVID-19 and a new date for the summit will be… [Read More]
It is with a heavy heart that we report that earlier this week, an accident in Santa Rosa claimed the life a new IBEW 1245 member when the off-highway vehicle (OHV) he was driving went off the road and down an embankment. The member has been identified as David Romero-Mendoza, age 31. He was working… [Read More]
Name of product: Spare 10,000 mAh Power Banks Hazard: The power bank’s lithium-ion battery can overheat and ignite, posing fire and burn hazards. Remedy: Dispose Recall date: January 23, 2020 Units: About 5,000 (about 445 were sold in Canada) Consumer Contact: PCNA at 800-860-1555, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday,… [Read More]
It was late in the afternoon on a Friday in December, and as he was wrapping up work for the day, City of Lompoc Landfill Coordinator and IBEW 1245 member Vincent Reyes noticed a patron’s truck, which was parked right near the scales in the drop-off area, had been idle for quite some time. He… [Read More]
Cliff Johnson, 44, of Idaho was a contractor for Avista Utilities. He was working along the river at the Benton-Franklin County border when he fell on Tuesday.