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EWEB, contractor look for cause of airborne rocks, debris during East 40th site blasting

Southeast home hit, damaged by rocks

Nov. 3, 2021

Dear East 40th Neighbors,

EWEB staff and contractors met on the job site early this morning to discuss yesterday’s blasting incident and next steps.

We expect a full Root Cause Analysis Report from the contractor shortly. The analysis will identify what happened and corrective actions necessary to prevent future incidents.

Blasting work is postponed until the root cause analysis is complete.

However, we have allowed some work on the site to resume today:

An excavator is filling the holes left from yesterday’s work. This is a safety measure to prevent workers from stepping and falling in the holes.

Workers are rebuilding the detention pond near the site entrance. This is to improve erosion and drainage at the site.

We will send another update later today regarding the blasting incident, next steps, and upcoming work at the site.

Contact us with questions

If you have questions or input, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the project team at 541-685-7899 or Emails sent to this address will reach:

Laura Farthing, Project Manager/Senior Civil Engineer
Jen Connors, Communications Supervisor
Jeannine Parisi, Customer Relationship Manager
Wally McCullough, Water Engineering Supervisor

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