On Friday, August 19th, we held a Safety Standown in memory of Brian Cotter, a well-respected craftsman and cousin of our Senior Superintendent Tom Thies. Last August, Brian passed away in a construction-related incident, and though it wasn’t an Executive Construction project, the tragedy hit home with our team.
During the stand-down across every one of our jobsites, field leaders shared the story with their teams and gave out special hard hat stickers that feature a cotter pin. The cotter pin connects pieces together and symbolizes security because once it’s in place, everything is safer and stronger. Annually, our team will continue to honor Brian and wear these pins as a reminder to put safety first on-site every day.