This week marks the anniversary of one of the most tragic events in the history of our organization. One year ago, Tyrone Hairston died while engaged in the installation of a light pole along our city streets. We lost a coworker and friend to many in the organization.
A year ago, I made a commitment to our employees that we would review the incident in great detail, seek outside professional expertise to provide recommendations for any needed changes to our safety program, and to ensure this type of accident does not happen again.
I am announcing the completion of the Serious Accident Review Team (SART) investigation. As I committed to our team last April, I would share the findings upon completion, and have attached the final reports to this blog post for your information. The reports identified significant safety issues, and the city is taking appropriate disciplinary actions in response to this report and the city’s internal investigation.