Todd's single mindness on getting to 1000 oz nearly destroyed the Big Red wash plant. It's not his, after all. It's Fred Dodge and Dave Turin's design and if Todd runs it into the ground (literally), it couldn't be anything that Todd did, Right? Of all the gear at Indian River, they have some form of back up for every piece of gear except the wash plant. If it breaks, they are done. So it should be handled with some form of respect, but no....
I don't see why Todd doesn't have the mechanic work on the turbo trammel when no other issues are present. Get it ready for next season, or to sell, whatever, but Todd will probably make plans for it next season that will take half the season to get it into order. Get it fixed now... for next year.
There is something called preventive maintenance and if you are going to refuse to do that, or force people into real safety issues to gain production there is a real problem that the government should get involved with (ordering a truck to dump at cliff in the dark). If the truck had gone over the hill, it would have been a total shut down of the mine and Todd would have been recorded as ordering the unsafe procedure against the driver's recommendation and Todd would have been found criminally negligent in a court.
If I were whatever government agency responsible for safety at Indian River and watched the 'Night Shift' episode, I'd be contacting the show and asking for all unedited footage, interviewing the crew and be writing six figure fines if what played out on TV was an accurate portrayal of events for the Hoffman crew.
Edited by V'ger, 03 February 2013 - 12:20 PM.