UPDATE: We keep OSHA busy in Sioux Falls

UPDATE: I guess it is just quicker to start over (click to enlarge)

Another close call

First off, I will say that when you don’t use UNION labor, mistakes are made. But I also wonder if construction companies are under enormous pressure to get things done to fast. While growth is good, more measured, slow growth is better. When we start ramrodding growth for growth’s sake, mistakes get made, and buildings collapse.

Hopefully we will get some answers from OSHA on what happened. But it seems to me we need to cool our jets a bit.

From a SouthDaCola foot solidier;

I sat across the street from this building as the rafters were placed. I did not think there was enough bracing in place. They were raising 2 rafters at a time at a rapid pace.


#1 Matthew Paulson on 05.27.18 at 6:01 pm

Not surprising that stuff like this is happening. Very hard to get good construction help right now.

#2 Rufusx on 05.27.18 at 7:17 pm

First off – those are trusses – not rafters, and secondly OSHA doesn’t investigate failed structural issues – UNLESS – there is an injury or fatality as a result.

Maybe the contractor’s business performance insurer (yeah, right, as if it’s likely this crew has performance insurance) would investigate – but that would only be to be out from under having to pay any claim.

Essentially, these guys are just gonna be losing $$$ on this building because they were idiots in a big rush,

#3 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.27.18 at 8:38 pm

“Very hard to get good construction help right now.”

Gee, I wonder if wages have any thing to do with this?

#4 Rafter-trusses-sloppy work on 05.27.18 at 8:40 pm

What matters is sloppy work, done in a hurry with little supervision by unlicensed contractors.

#5 Fluff McFluffin on 05.28.18 at 8:07 am

Where was this?

#6 scott on 05.28.18 at 8:11 am

is lloyd picking up where legacy left off?

#7 Knothead Peasant on 05.28.18 at 8:29 am

Low wages as we toil no cream of the crop workers or effort. Raise wages? Eliminate Right to Work for Slave Wages with no benefits? Trusses that fall down? Peasants get hurt? Instead we get sent “Thoughts and Prayers”.

#8 D@ily Spin on 05.28.18 at 9:22 am

Code enforcement is to busy harassing citizens with flower gardens. They don’t have the time or experience to do what they’re meant to do.

#9 anonymous on 05.28.18 at 9:52 am

Lloyd Companies

taken from their website:

Construction is a fast-paced industry that often seems to be ruled by Murphy’s Law. Whatever can happen, will happen – which is why Murphy himself would have recommended Lloyd Construction. From planning and project management to onsite crews for new builds or renovations, we’re dedicated to delivering every building project on time and on budget. Our “fast track” process and lean construction emphasis corrals excess, encourages efficiency and helps you do more with less.

#10 matt johnson on 05.28.18 at 12:29 pm

who got hurt? what code violations were experienced?

#11 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.28.18 at 12:31 pm

Maybe the demolition crew got the wrong address for the yellow house…..?

#12 D@ily Spin on 05.28.18 at 9:19 pm

Ha ha ha, VSG. Hey, they’re both yellow.

#13 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.30.18 at 3:45 pm

Say, there weren’t any golfers hurt in this most recent collapse, were there?….. Oh, good, there weren’t, I would hate for that to happen anyhow, because I know how much golfing is coveted in this town say compared to building collapses and injured or killed construction workers, that is…

#14 Warren Phear on 05.30.18 at 7:01 pm

Matt J. Who got hurt? What code violations? Let’s see. On Saturday, with wind gusts that reached as high as 10 mph, a building falls down. Three days later, the building is razed? So, yeah, you can prolly ask what code violations….. now.