As construction for Phase 2 of the Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica reaches the halfway mark, Skanska-Rados Joint Venture (SRJV) today celebrated one million hours worked on the project without a lost time incident.
Since the start of preconstruction activities in June 2011, no workers on the Expo Phase 2 project have missed a shift due to injury.
“We are very proud of our workers and staff for reaching 1 million Safe Hours without a lost time incident,” said SRJV Project Manager Brian Freund in a statement. “This achievement is a major milestone in the construction industry, and we look forward to completing the Expo Line without incident.”
To date, hundreds of employees have logged thousands of hours a week working on bridge structures 25 feet high, around high power lines up to 138,000 volts and in trenches over 20 feet deep. maintaining such a safety record is no small feat.
“We commend SRJV for its demonstrated commitment to safety while making great progress,” said Expo Construction Authority CEO Rick Thorpe.
Major construction on Expo Phase 2 began 18 months ago and the project is 50 percent complete. Track work is slated to begin this fall.
Service on Phase 1 of the Expo Line began in Spring 2012. Construction on Phase 2 is expected to be complete in 2015.