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    Construction NewsBRIEFS! 1-5-2012

    Infrastructure hardening and undergrounding utility facilities are two means of strengthening utility infrastructure to withstand damage from severe hurricanes, according to a presentation by CL&P officials to the Governor’s Two Storm Panel. Findings from studies performed in other states indicate, however, undergrounding is not cost-effective.

    OSHA was not required to promulgate through notice and comment rulemaking its multi-employer citation policy and could impose multi-employer liability through adjudication before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in a Dec. 14, 2011, decision, Summit Contractors, Inc. v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, upholding the policy.

    The Governor opened his administration for 11 months to Ted Mann, former political journalist for The Day of New London, resulting in a three-week, 20-part series published by Hearst Connecticut Newspapers. The series is an insider account covering Gov. Malloy's dealings with state employee unions and legislators, the media and the public.

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