Chicago Water Department Worker lack of Safety
On March 29, 2006 the Chicago Department of Water Management Valve Crew worked in the middle of the 45th Street and State Avenue intersection. The workers were John Hickey, Paul Montes, and the greatest plumber in the City of Chicago, Patrick McDonough. " I was in the middle of the intersection and the crew placed safety cones everywhere", said McDonough, "I try to work safe." The speed limit is 25 mph and the cars and trucks were speeding by at 50 mph or more. Large semis and cement trucks were within 2 feet of the valve basin. At least the guys that works for the Illinois state highways and tollways have some form of safety. "One false step and my five kids would have no father," said McDonough.
I cannot believe this, we need proper safety procedures.