We Are Concerned that the Contractors (Mortensen-McCarthy) at Las Vegas Raiders Stadium Are No Longer Concerned About Worker Safety; Their Main Concern Appears to be Only the August 2020 Deadline
By JediJoy Lightowler
My husband and I have been covering the Las Vegas Raiders Stadium nearly for two years. This year, it has rained and snowed so much that they fell behind so they rushed and built all the roof trusses the same way. But they built them wrong. They built them with parts put on upside down. Furthermore, they did not realize the trusses were built wrong until they mounted the 10th truss on May 15th when it it was 8 inches out of plumb. Everything was brought to a standstill for over a month.
But they didn't want the media to know. So they have been lying to the press and smearing me on Twitter and YouTube. I am actually a USAF Combat Vet who’s only mission was identifying unusual patterns in the sky and sea (aka UFOs). I protected the Ecuadorian aero space in 2003 and Air Force One in 2005 to name a few missions. I was born with photographic memory so identifying that the stadium had come to a standstill for over a month was baby food for me.
But it gets worse. Before we could release the story, JediRich was attacked 3 mornings in a row from June 23-26th. His phone was robbed and I had to recover it from some homeless man using my nunchakus, no kidding, you should have seen it. But we can see that we got the Police on video losing pursuit of the attacker and then apprehending JediRich on YouTube here:
He was released after 48 hours with no charges.
And then this week Las Vegas had two major earthquakes. There was damage at Mandalay Bay. Mandalay Bay is across the freeway from the stadium. We felt the tremors from the earthquake at our apartment 5 miles from the Stadium. But even after the two earthquakes, Mortensen-McCarthy didn't even stop to send inspectors before they started working the next morning July 6th because they are so late.
Finally, we are now in the Summer; the deadliest time of the year for Las Vegans. Temps on the ground exceed 115 °. At 400 feet in the desert air, the temps must be grueling. We are concerned the the contractors no longer are concerned about safety. Their main priority is the August 2020 deadline.
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