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March 2014 Archives

Gas line punctured after Colorado Springs project goes awry

A construction project that was meant to help install a future cable line under a street in Colorado Springs led to a serious, though injury free, accident recently. The construction crew that was working the project dug up the street and punctured a gas line, and Colorado Springs Utilities says the "area was clearly marked for underground lines." The source article doesn't clarify whether that was in defense of the construction project or if it was an indicator that they made a mistake.

Shale oil project to reach into western Colorado

As many Colorado residents are aware, shale oil is a prominent resource in the state. Colorado residents may also be aware of the controversy surrounding the process of obtaining shale oil. The process, called "hydraulic fracturing" or "fracking," has been criticized in recent years. There may be renewed efforts on that front given a recent announcement by Exxon Mobil, which will push into western Colorado to try and obtain more shale oil. The project will create a lot of opportunities for employees.

Daylight Saving Time affects work safety and injuries

Many Denver residents celebrated on Sunday as we moved the clocks forward. With the introduction of Daylight Saving Time, there will be more hours of sunlight for us to enjoy. Of course, the flip side to Daylight Saving Time is a little less sleep for everyone -- a small price to pay for an extra hour of light.

Hundreds of millions in unpaid wages for Coloradans

$750 million is a staggering amount of money. It's more than most people could spend in a lifetime, if not multiple lifetimes. However, it may surprise you to learn that $750 million is less than 1 percent of all the wages earned by people in Colorado in a given year -- and it's a figure that employers are filing to pay their employees.

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