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                                                                                                                                     The DiRT
                                                                                                                                                                                 The Delaney Group, Inc. Company Newsletter

      Keep in mind:                                                                                            DGI Employees Flo & Sean Charette gave birth
                                                                                                               to a healthy baby girl on Friday August 13 .
                                                                                                               Tabitha Ann was born at 5:30am weighing
                                                                                                                                                              September is:
         School starts soon. This means more traffic, both foot and vehicular. Be aware of
         children crossing streets, busses making frequent stops, and plan accordingly as your
         commute may now be slightly delayed; especially for those of us who travel through
                                                                                                               7lbs 13 oz and measuring 20 inches long.
                                                                                                                                                                   National Cholesterol Education
         a school zone to and or from work.                                                                                                                                   Month
                                                                                                                                                                Now is a good time to get your blood cholesterol checked and
                              With the Labor Day holiday around the corner, Monday September 6th, we ask                                                        take steps to lower it if it is high. National Cholesterol Education
                              that you be aware of a large increase in traffic, especially around the lake                                                      Month is also a good time to learn about lipid profiles and about
                              and camping areas, firework safety, boating safety, grilling safety, outdoor                                                      food and lifestyle choices that help you reach personal
                              safety, and use caution with alcohol consumption. If consuming alcohol                                                            cholesterol goals.
                              please be sure to use a designated driver or stay at the location in which you
                              are drinking.                                                                                                                     High blood cholesterol affects over 65 million Americans. It is a
                                                                                                                                                                serious condition that increases your risk for heart disease. The
                                                                                                                                                                higher your cholesterol level, the greater the risk. You could have
                                                                                                                                                                high cholesterol right now and not even know it. Lowering
                                                                                                                                                                cholesterol levels that are too high lessens your risk for
                                                                                                                                                                developing heart disease and reduces the chance of having a
                                                                                                                                                                heart attack or dying of heart disease.

                                                                                                                                                                The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute offers helpful
                                                                                                                                                                resources to use during National Cholesterol Education Month.
                                                                                                                     Above: Flo Charette, DGI Site
                                                                                                                     Safety, pictured at her on site            You can access these resources at their website:
                                                                                                                     baby shower.                     

PO Box 219
Mayfield, NY 12117

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                THANK YOU FOR RECEIVING THIS NEWSLETTER ELECTRONICALLY. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE                                                                                                                          M284            2
                                                WHEN PRINTING.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Pat Coppolo        3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Never Forget        3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Schools Open        4
The Dirt | September 2010                                                                                                                                                                                            Labor Day         4
                             WE HAVE BEEN BUSY AT                                                                        Heart Attacks: A Firsthand Experience
                                   M-284!                                                                                  As Told by Pat “Daddy” Coppolo, DGI Superintendent
                                                                                                                         Working in the field for        morning at 8:30 am, I           only reason that I am
 We have recently celebrated several   Charette and his crew. They are          who donated! Safety Chris                many years, it is known         realized I had slept for        alive is because I was
milestones and our project is          focused on protecting the world          Goutremout is here now,                  that pulling muscles and        almost 19 hours. I              taking aspirin each time I
stunning. We welcome any of you to     around us. This is a very                and is also watching over                overworking the body            continued to not feel           felt the pain in my arm
visit us and experience the energy     demanding scope of work.                 M-289 just down the road.                happen often. The               well, but decided that I        and chest. If you are
150 or so DGI team members can                                                                                           morning of June 19th            would just deal with it.
                                                We applaud Traffic              We have started our M-284                seemed to be another                                            feeling any pains in your
generate!                              Control Supervisor Alfredo                                                                                                                        arm or chest, go get
          We have worked more
                                                                                Safety Incentive Program, and            one of those days. While        Sunday, July 4th came
                                       Gonzales for his oversight               each Monday morning at                   working in the field, I felt                                    checked out. The worst
than 225,000 man hours here at                                                                                                                           along and I went to a
                                       recently of three shifts of              companywide stretches                    pains in my armpit, which                                       thing that will happen is
M284 Parksville to date!                                                                                                                                 party to watch some
                                       flaggers, plus maintaining the           employees who show added                 shot into my chest and                                          they tell you that you are
                                                                                                                                                         fireworks and try to
                                       significant traffic patterns and         dedication to safety are
                                                                                                                         throat. For over three                                          fine. It is crucial to get
         Two bridge decks have                                                                                                                           relax. Walking back to
                                       detours with precision. AND he is        recognized and given a $50
                                                                                                                         weeks these pains would                                         the care that you need,
been poured, and the bridge                                                                                                                              the car, I realized that I
                                       covering all of those bases with         award! Winners to date are:                                                                              no matter what the
squads remain focused and                                                                                                come and go, depending          couldn’t breathe, and
                                       a smile on his face! On the              Jeremey Tourville, Casey                                                                                 circumstance.
strong, led by Superintendent                                                   Green, Ryan Sanders, John                on my activities. Each          that something was
                                       recent site inspection by the                                                     time I felt the pain; a
Mark Fancher. Mark now has six                                                  Mills, LeRoy Foster, Vincent                                             seriously wrong. First
                                       NYSDOT main office out of                                                         few aspirin seemed to do
foremen guiding crews at                                                        Henry, Randy Helmer, Tim                                                 thing on Monday morning
                                       Albany, we received a grade of 5                                                  the trick. I now know
numerous locations within the 4                                                 Young, Ben Nolette, Bill                                                 I went to urgent care. As
                                       out of 5 for MPT!                                                                 that these pains were
mile stretch that is our project.                                               Colley, Tom Richner and Jason                                            I arrived, I told them I
Superintendent Dennis Hartford                 We now have 3-4 full             Joslin. Congratulations to all!          stemming from a previous        believed I had
supports all bridge details. In        time mechanics on site working                                                    silent heart attack.            pneumonia. After the
addition we welcome                                                             Project Manager Matthew                                                  doctors ran a few tests I
                                       feverishly—trying to stay ahead                                                   On Wednesday, June
Superintendent Todd Fancher to                                                  Palmer is at the helm day-in                                             got the news that I was in
                                       of the huge maintenance work                                                      3oth, while enjoying a
DGI. Todd comes to us with                                                      and day-out, with strong                                                 the process of having a
                                       required keeping over 160 pieces         support from Site                        game of darts, my arm
nearly 25 years of construction        of equipment up and running                                                                                       full on heart attack. The
                                                                                Superintendent Mike                      was in so much pain, I          nurse called an
                                       smoothly. We are utilizing the           Delaney. Their attention to              could not throw the dart.
                                       new Equipment Inspection                                                                                          ambulance and I was
         Superintendent Kate                                                    detail, constant awareness of            By Thursday, I was
                                       Reports, and they provide a ton          site safety and respect for                                              immediately taken to
Reyngoudt is supervising all                                                                                             getting violently sick, and     Ellis Hospital.
                                       of good information.                     each employee keeps us all
                                                                                                                         by then end of the day,
earth work on the site, and there
                                                                                safe, valued and moving                                                                               Pictured to the right is
is plenty of it! Out of the                     On July 15th, the entire                                                 was puking blood. I left        I never thought that I was
                                                                                forward positively and                                                                                  Pat “Daddy” Coppolo
1,800,000 cubic meters of earth        team at the Parksville job                                                        Watertown early Friday          having a heart attack, as
                                                                                focused with the task at hand.
that is to be moved onsite—the         gathered together for a safety                                                    morning and went home           the symptoms had been
dirt crews only have 400,000 cm        luncheon and celebration! We                                  --Patty Lacey       to get some rest. When I        an ongoing thing. The
left to be moved. Of course that       enjoyed great views from the                                                      woke up Saturday
is with two shifts of end dump         top of the hill, and the folks
teams hauling day and night, and       from the Dead End Café cooked
an awful lot of planning and                                                                                                                            Never Forget….
                                       a great meal for us. Here we
coordination.                          recognized DGI Laborer James                                                                                     Although it may no longer be a thought fresh in the minds of most
                                       Chillis for completing the                                                                                       Americans, it has been 9 years since the tragedy of September 11 occurred.
        Superintendent George
Hayes keeps things jumping site
                                       comprehensive 4,000 hour                                                                                         Those whose lives were lost and the family members of the victims should
                                       Apprentice Program. Safety Flo                                                                                   always be remembered and honored on this day for enduring one of the
wide with his crews working on
                                       Mcgraw-Charette is now on
everything from installing                                                                                                                              worst tragedies to ever happen on U.S. ground. Since that tragic day we
                                       maternity leave—so our
drainage to installing MSES walls                                                                                                                       have lost more than 4,000 more men and women fighting the war on terror
                                       luncheon doubled as the world’s
to creating mitigation ponds.                                              PM Matthew Palmer (L) presents a
                                       biggest BABY SHOWER. We had                                                                                      in both Afghanistan and Iraq. And so we ask… take a minute to honor all
                                                                           certificate to James Chillis, (R) signed by
        Environmental Supervisor       cake and presented her with a
                                                                           Tim Delaney and John Loftus, and a Tetra
                                                                                                                                                        of the people who have put themselves in harm’s way for the better of our
George Stang is overseeing all         card with $426 for the baby                                                                                      country. Our military men, women and families, our firefighters, our
                                                                           Tech shirt for completing the
environmental work on the site,        stroller she has picked out! Many
                                                                           apprenticeship program                                                       police officers, our EMTs and all of those who sacrifice daily: THANK YOU!
assisted by Foreman Sean               thanks to all the team members
                                                                                                                                                        ALL THAT YOU DO AND HAVE DONE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!

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