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Friday, 19 December 2014

Kiewit Fined for Willful Safety Violations in Washington State

Click the Link.... take the ride.

 Check out the video of the incident...in the link.

http://mynorthwest.com/11/2670486/Investigation-520-bridge-contractor-put-workers-in-danger-of-crane-collapse

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Kiewit Misadventures at Harrison Lake Area Cloudworks IPP Project

Freedom Of Information treasures.

 Go to this big-ass link to see conversations about .....

Bridges over fish bearing streams done without permits,

 Multiple construction caused landslides into fish bearing creeks, 

Logging past boundaries, 

Not following their own work plans...

And the frustration with dealing with a large arrogant corporation.





https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=8&cad=rja&uact=8&sqi=2&ved=0CEEQFjAH&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wildernesscommittee.org%2Fsites%2Fall%2Ffiles%2FUpper_Harrison_FOI_CTV_Gwen1.pdf&ei=hbuTVJWoHYLVoASqoYH4Dg&usg=AFQjCNH5yztZBSLKlz8MuWx04LWMejcuOA&sig2=rzguQk9xezf5FXWJLtAQyQ&bvm=bv.82001339,d.cGU

Why, you ask? 

Because of Sam. That's why. This is from the same era of gonzo management style


Sam Fitzpatrick....killed at Kiewit's Toba Montrose project in 2009....legal issues still in play to this day....nearly 6 years later.



In 2008/2009...Was Kiewit the Most Dangerous Company in Canada?
http://adventuresinmikeslife.blogspot.com/2014/12/in-2008-2009-was-kiewit-most-dangerous.html

Return to the Treasure Trove of Abandoned Logging Equipment

As luck would have it, I was working on a project not far from one of my favourite boneyards. We got blown out and rained out from work one horrendous West coast morning, so work was cancelled for the day.
Later in the afternoon, I took a co-worker for a tour. The bonuses were many....the rain and wind stopped, the edge of winter had stripped away all the greenery that had previously hidden some of the gear...and someone had fairly recently pruned backed some of the blackberry bushes. ( likely with that old 892...still a runner )
























































Blogpost and video from previous visit...
  http://adventuresinmikeslife.blogspot.ca/2012/07/lost-treasure-trove-of-abandoned.html

Feature on the 550 Skidder on the property ...
  http://adventuresinmikeslife.blogspot.ca/2013/05/abandoned-550-timberjack-log-skidder.html

Feature on the steel spar on the Mack LSRW...
  http://adventuresinmikeslife.blogspot.ca/2013/05/madill-yarder-on-mack-lrsw-truck.html