Earlier it was reported that a construction worker was fired for hanging an Alabama flag while working on the renovations to Kyle Field. We are now learning that this individual may have done more to the field than just hanging a flag.
According to ktbx.com, Bobby Livingston shared that,
“This stadium (Kyle Field) will never be ready for this season. I’m putting iron in backwards and wrong holing everything!! If you ever attend a Texas A&M football game, don’t sit at the Northeast End Zone,” said Livingston. “It was raining today and I made 2 very “questionable” welds!!”
It is one thing to have a moment of zeal with no knowledge and hang up a flag of a rival, but it 100% disturbing and wrong to comment (even if it is a joke) that you would do something that could endanger lives.
He clearly need to be fired but even more, he needs help. I am all for passion but we have to have some control.
Paul Hawryluk of Raba Kistber Engineering said,
“All steel fabrication has been observed and critical welds tested/verified at the plants by the third party firm. Once delivered to the site, field welds, moment connections, and bolt torquing are tested/verified in accordance to building code and engineering specification by the third party inspectors. Structural engineers of record review the inspection reports as well as conduct site observation/review of the in place steel.”
To this point, it is being reported that no structural damage or concerns have been discovered.