Crane incident thanks |

Crane incident thanks

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the entire Related WestPac team, I would like to thank everyone for their assistance and outpouring of support on June 17, when the crane accident occurred in Base Village. We are very pleased to hear that the injured worker has been released from the hospital in Grand Junction, and we wish him a continued speedy recovery.

I especially would like to thank Russ Forrest and the town of Snowmass Village for their invaluable help that day and the Snowmass Village Police Department and the Snowmass Wildcat Fire Department for their quick response and continued assistance and partnership.

Safety on our job sites is always the top priority. Our construction partners, CFC/PCL, have progressive emergency safety procedures that are part of their continued training, and when the accident occurred, those safety procedures were immediately enacted, and the entire job site was quickly evacuated.

We will continually seek to enhance all of our safety efforts. On June 23, key members of our construction team and our construction partners met with town staff and staff from the Snowmass Village Police Department and the Snowmass Wildcat Fire Department to “de-brief” and discuss ways we can improve operations, logistics and communications, and implement best practices in the event of a future incident.

We look forward to continuing to work with all stakeholders as we create a new Base Village that will serve the entire town of Snowmass Village and its visitors.

Pat Smith

President, Related WestPac

Snowmass Village

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