Flatiron projects in California and North Carolina receive awards for partnering and safety

The California Department of Transportation awarded crews working on the 1-5 HOV Widening, Segment 2, in San Clemente and Dana Point with the 2016 Partnering Success in Motion Silver Award. Caltrans recognized the team effort and team cohesion on the project. The project was also awarded a Statewide Excellence in Partnering Bronze award for its work on Route 60.

Crews working on the State Route 138/Phelan Project, near Interstate 15, northeast of Los Angeles, were recognized for partnering efforts with a 2015 Partnering Success in Motion Silver Award as well by Caltrans.

North Carolina Highway Project Recognized for Safety Excellence

A Flatiron-Blythe joint venture project in North Carolina was awarded a certificate of safety achievement in recognition of “outstanding safety and health effort.”

The North Carolina Department of Labor recognized the impeccable, minimal injury and illness track record, as well as the overall safe working conditions on the Future I-73/PTI Taxiway Bridge project. The new highway will span a north-south extent through central North Carolina and eventually run south to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and north to Martinsville, Virginia.

Project Safety Manager Jesus Rivera submitted the project to the state department of labor. To qualify, it had to fulfill two critical requirements:

1. Have no fatalities during the calendar year at the site; and
2. Have maintained an incident rate at least 50 percent below the average for its particular industry group.

“I must tell you that for a construction company as big as Flatiron it is not easy to obtain an award like this due to the different types of hazards and risks that our workers are exposed to,” said Rivera. “This type of recognition really shows how hard every single one of you works to provide a safe work environment for all employees.”

Said Dan Lieberman, Southeast Regional Operations Manager: “This is a true testament that safety on projects can result in a successful relationship with production.

“Let’s make this a benchmark achievement and continue this commitment, never letting our guard down and further spreading our message of ‘safety first,’” he added.

This is the second time a Southeast Division project has been recognized by NCDOL.

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