The Washington Companies

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.

Washington Companies Cited for Workplace Safety

Friday, May 15, 2020 - 2:20pm

LAS VEGAS, NV, May 15, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupation Safety and Health has cited the Washington Companies' Modern Machinery site in Rochester, WA for violation of State Statute WAC 296-800-11005.

Key Points: 
  • LAS VEGAS, NV, May 15, 2020 - (ACN Newswire) - Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Division of Occupation Safety and Health has cited the Washington Companies' Modern Machinery site in Rochester, WA for violation of State Statute WAC 296-800-11005.
  • The contention in an ongoing federal lawsuit is that Washington Companies failed to provide fall protection to the commercial truck drivers on the Washington Companies site, thus depriving a driver from complying with the State of Washington statutes regarding working height.
  • Washington Companies lack of fall protection for the driver required the driver to rely on a Washington Companies employee to provide loaded height dimensions of loads loaded at Washington Companies' Modern Machinery site in Rochester, WA.
  • Modern Machinery is a part of a large consortium of privately held companies collectively known as the Washington Companies, owned by billionaire Dennis R. Washington.