Man Buried During Construction Accident to Share His Experiences
Over 300 Contractors Registered to Attend Training

On Friday February 26, 2010 the Associated General Contractors of Maine (AGC Maine) will host a training seminar at Enterprise Trenchless Technologies Incorporate (ETTI) in Lisbon Falls. The training will address safety topics on excavation and trenching. The program has drawn tremendous attention due to a guest speaker Eric Giguere who was buried in a trench and survived. Giguere will share his traumatic story in an effort to prevent accidents from occurring here in Maine.

Support from Cross Insurance & Acadia made the event possible and allowed a minimal entry fee for participants. Participants are encouraged to register in advance with AGC Maine by calling 207-622-4741 or online at

In addition to Giguere, AGC Maine’s Workforce Development Director Don Partridge and Chief Operations Officer Matt Marks will cover unattended trenches. Both Partridge and Marks will discuss an incident in Massachusetts where a 4 year old girl was buried and killed in a trench after the company left for the day.

RJ Grondin & Sons along with Shaw Brothers Construction will share their personal field experiences and best practices for excavating. Trainer Martha Catevenis will cover regulations and standards.

Members of the media are encouraged to attend.

Here are the details:

Where: ETTI Facility, 42 Capital Avenue, Lisbon Falls, Maine (Directions Follow)

When: Friday February 26, 2010 8AM-Noon

Primary Contact: Matt Marks 798-2411

Secondary Contact: John O’Dea 446-8805

Chartered in 1951, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine is the state’s largest construction industry trade association. The Association maintains an office in Augusta and has 250 members statewide. Member companies include general contractors, sub-contractors, and service and supply providers. For more information visit