And in this update on the Las Vegas Stadium Whisleblower Reports, this email was sent approximately one hour ago, at 6:29 PM CST, on this December 3rd, 2019, day: (The name was withheld upon request to this blogger.)
I read your recently published article in regards to bolts in the roof structure. However, there far more bolt issues in the truss columns as well.
I was an foreman on that sight…
Glad to see this come to light.
Can explain more if needed later.
Anyone tell you about the hydraulic crane that flipped over inside the bowl? That Reliable Crane cut it up in pieces and hauled it away the same night….never reporting it to OSHA?
The crane flipped over in July during night shift operations. A “oiler” (operator in training) was practicing inside the bowl area without having his outriggers placed properly and turned over the 65t RT crane. The oiler was not injured but Reliable Crane Service who owned the crane came in immediately after the incident. They cut the crane into pieces and hauled it away before dayshift arrived. Mortenson/McCarthy were aware of the incident and swept it under the rug.
As far as the bolt issue, i over saw a detail crew of ironworkers responsible for the install and torque of structural bolts. During the torque process bolts were breaking in half. We were told to replace them and hide the bad bolts.
In fairness to Mortenson – McCarthy, every stadium construction site has its share of mishaps. The effort here isn’t to develop a list and hold out the idea that Mortenson – McCarthy isn’t running a job site that’s not safe for the workers – not at all. That said, it would be dishonest to the intent of this effort to leave out part of a worker’s story. The claims regarding the bolts and their condition are not so much “worker safety issues,” as they are structural integrity issues – much more important, considering Las Vegas Stadium is expected to host as many as 72,000 people at once for a Super Bowl Game.
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