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SEPTEMBER 2010 The DiRT The Delaney Group, Inc. Company Newsletter CONGRATS! Keep in mind: DGI Employees Flo & Sean Charette gave birth th 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. www.nhlbi.nih.gov PO Box 219 Mayfield, NY 12117 www.thedelaneygrp.com Inside this issue: THANK YOU FOR RECEIVING THIS NEWSLETTER ELECTRONICALLY. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE M284 2 WHEN PRINTING. Pat Coppolo 3 IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE A PAPER COPY IN THE FUTURE PLEASE CONTACT ABBEY AT X 106. 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 experience! 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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