Hoboken Train Crash
The National Transportation Safety Board had this to say about the Hoboken Train Crash: “The train had an engine pushing three cars and was at the end of a 17-stop route that had begun more than an hour earlier in Spring Valley, New York. The Hoboken hub primarily serves the lower Manhattan commuter market.” What people are not often thinking about after such a tragic event is how can NJ Transit and the people of New York and New Jersey begin to recover.
NJ Transit made the right call when they contacted “Preferred Contractor” Hall Construction to initiate immediate clean up procedures. Hall Construction reached out to Carson Corporation’s, VP of Civil Construction, Tom Rusen and his response was immediate. “Twelve hours after Hall contacted us we were on site and five hours later we commenced clean up operations 24 hours a day for 7 straight days”, Rusen stated. Carson Corporation had Supervisors, Equipment, Operators and Laborers onsite and operational by noon the day following the crash. Work consisted of extracting twisted beams and debris while mindful of asbestos clean up and building integrity.
“12 hour shifts can be taxing on work crews but our guys really stepped up recognizing the importance and critical nature of this project, commented Dan Carson, Owner and President of Carson Corporation. Hall Construction’s Peter Egan was pleased with “Carson’s responsiveness, careful attention to detail, and the professional manner in which they handled a very difficult demolition under intense scrutiny of the regulatory and public eye”.
Owner: New Jersey Transit – Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Project: Hoboken Train Crash Clean Up
General Contractor: Hall Construction Co., Inc., Farmingdale NJ
Civil Contractor: Carson Corporation, Lafayette, NJ
Carson Corporation Contact: Bob Carson-VP of Business Development (201) 230-4686, firstname.lastname@example.org