Al Arguedas, safety director for the prime contractor Skanska USA, said the new hospital has been constructed with a "world-class safety record.
Whereas similar construction projects in the northwest and the nation experience 7.5-8 reportable injuries for every 200,000 person-hours of work, Legacy Salmon Creek
is nearing completion with 1.5 injuries per 200,000 person-hours.Arguedas
said the worst injuries so far have been two twisted knees, one twisted ankle, and some stitches.Arguedas
attributed the safety achievement to an hour-long orientation for new employees, and weekly safety meetings.