Friday, August 16, 2013

Bridge Work Progress

Forms during concrete pour.
In the picture you can see there is one woman on the crew helping pour concrete. They walked above the forms and guided the concrete in from the pump, while she was using the vibrator to get all the air pockets out of the concrete. Unfortunately, they forgot one safety issue when working with rebar pointing upwards...Always put safety caps on. I guess not too long after my pictures the woman slipped and rebar went into her knee. A bar also headed towards her neck, but she was fortunate enough to stop before that one entered.  Construction work seems so benign until someone gets hurt and it always happens fast. The problem is help isn't too fast in coming out here if you are seriously hurt. Hopefully, this will be their one and only accident. I am sure I will see some caps on the next pour.
The noise is continuing to bombard us and the end of this project won't be soon enough. Remember to go around. You aren't coming through this site in any sort of way other than walking. Mountain girl, Paula, logging out.

1 comment:

Chris Hippeli said...

Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy looking through and reading your blog. I only found it recently, but will watch it for your updates. My family has a camp due west of Leetonia. We were deeply sorry to hear about ole Mick Freed's passing. My grandfather and him were good friends back in the day. I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times as a boy too. Thanks for all your blogging about my favorite place on Earth.