Going Above and Beyond: National Grid Applauds C.T. Male Safety on a Challenging Job
National Grid and subconsultant Burns & McDonnell recognized C.T. Male in July for safety “above and beyond expectation,” citing our team’s exemplary readiness and attention to critical detail in a potentially hazardous situation.
C.T. Male surveyors are keeping National Grid’s Boonville project on course as the Utility replaces 56 miles’ worth of high-power transmission towers and lines north of Marcy, New York. To support each of the hundreds of nearly 200’-tall towers, 8’-wide pipes must be centered within precisely sited holes that are 30 or more feet deep.
When a boulder 20 feet underground shifted the drill rig by 12 inches, the C.T. Male field crew prepared to measure whether the pipe was still positioned within acceptable tolerances. Since this required working on the rim of a 30’-deep and 12’-wide hole, our team utilized Procore to proactively review safety protocols – from inspecting/using a fall-protection harness and buddy system to performing safety checklists, notifications to the project contact, and pre- and post-survey safety reviews. With one staff member in harness, a second standing by to assist, and a third acting as a spotter, the team safely and efficiently located the required coordinates.