Dennis Washington

NTSB-style Report Blames the Washington Companies in Bridge Destruction

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 4:00am

Factors contributing to the cause are (2) the lack of adequate training and protocols by Modern Machinery.

Key Points: 
  • Factors contributing to the cause are (2) the lack of adequate training and protocols by Modern Machinery.
  • "\nThe list of other parties that may have contributed to the accident listed in this report are, The State of Washington Department of Transportation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and ETON.\nThe shipper of the two excavators was the Modern Machinery company, a subsidiary of the Washington group of companies.
  • The individual success of each Company also empowers a strong sense of social responsibility, realized through corporate charitable activities and programs funded by the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation.\nModern Machinery is part of this large consortium of privately held companies, collectively known as the Washington Companies, owned by billionaire Dennis R. Washington.
  • Modern Machinery sells and rents high-quality heavy equipment and provides product support to the construction, mining, and forestry industries.

The Washington Companies Determined to be Causing Employer in Accident

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 8:00am

The Federal lawsuit is about an unfortunate accident involving Komatsu equipment loaded by a Washington Companies employee and then transported by ETON.

Key Points: 
  • The Federal lawsuit is about an unfortunate accident involving Komatsu equipment loaded by a Washington Companies employee and then transported by ETON.
  • In that Washington Companies deviated from these three standards, OSHA would have determined Washington Companies to be the root cause of the accident.
  • As an employee of Washington Companies, this would make Washington Companies the "causing employer" of the bridge strike.
  • Modern Machinery a part of a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the Washington Companies, owned by billionaire Dennis R. Washington.

Washington Companies Refuses Safety Recommendations

Friday, July 10, 2020 - 11:20am

LAS VEGAS, NV, July 10, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Through the discovery process in an ongoing federal lawsuit emails were provided of a safety meeting held at the Washington Companies Modern Machinery office in Rochester, WA following a tragic preventable bridge strike.

Key Points: 
  • LAS VEGAS, NV, July 10, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Through the discovery process in an ongoing federal lawsuit emails were provided of a safety meeting held at the Washington Companies Modern Machinery office in Rochester, WA following a tragic preventable bridge strike.
  • The notes from the meeting show that its employees presented several safety improvement suggestions to the Washington Companies management.
  • There were several safety related ideas present which would have helped Washington Companies become a progressive shipper in the national campaign to stop accidental bridge strikes.
  • Modern Machinery a part of a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the Washington Companies, owned by billionaire Dennis R. Washington.

Seven Outstanding Horatio Alger Scholars Awarded Dennis Washington Leadership Graduate Scholarships

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

Endowed in 2008 and funded by the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation in partnership with the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship provides financial assistance to Horatio Alger Alumni Scholars who aspire to obtain graduate or doctoral degrees.

Key Points: 
  • Endowed in 2008 and funded by the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation in partnership with the Horatio Alger Association, the scholarship provides financial assistance to Horatio Alger Alumni Scholars who aspire to obtain graduate or doctoral degrees.
  • The Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation was established in 1988 by Dennis Washington, chairman emeritus of the Horatio Alger Association, and his wife, Phyllis.
  • "Since Dennis' induction in 1995, we have been strong proponents of the Horatio Alger Association's educational mission," said Phyllis Washington, co-founder, the Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation and chair of the selection committee for this scholarship.
  • About Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation:
    Founded in 1988, the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation is the major philanthropic organization for The Washington Companies and the Washington family.