Ray Cartwright: Safety 1st, repairs 2nd


To the editor:

Shame on the road and bridge department. Why would you put your employees, neighbor, children, spouse and whomever that guy knows in jeopardy like that. I know that the city and county aren’t regulated by OSHA regulations.

There is such a thing as trench digging rules and regulations and they are there for the protection of the person in the trench or, in this case, hole (photographed by the Craig Daily Press in the story titled: Water leak in downtown Craig creates minor traffic, hole in ground).

I am looking at the picture and see by the ladder that the hole is at least 5 feet deep, and the truck sitting right next to the hole creates added pressure on the side walls of that hole. That is an accident waiting to happen and, as I stated at the beginning of my letter, shame on all the people that would allow the employee to get down in that hole.

On a side note, I don’t imagine that the CDP will even see this as newsworthy enough to print.

Ray Cartwright



citizensforgrowth 3 years, 9 months ago

So are you suggesting they start following OSHA regulations?


David Moore 3 years, 9 months ago

Yea, that's some pretty bad judgement there. Thank goodness someone did not get buried alive with a dump truck on top of them. Is it just so hot out that peoples brains are getting fried?


Lois Stoffle 3 years, 9 months ago

I think that Mr. Cartwright is suggesting that common sense be put to use here. Protecting someone's life is what should be primary and that was not what was happening with the truck parked so close to the hole in the road!


melonie barrett 3 years, 9 months ago

What about hard hats on a construction site,,,????I guess they have no brains to protect


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