Military housing contractor ignored dangerous filth & misled Air Force, investigation showsCBS news #Balfour_BeattyJune 18, 2019
An investigation by CBS News and Reuters has found one of the military’s largest housing contractors apparently misled the Air Force to qualify for millions of dollars in bonus payments.
At installations like Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, those bonuses are partially based on data provided by Balfour Beatty — but documents show some of that data was falsified.
Brown said she recognized that what she was doing was wrong – but that she “just did what I was told.”
After being “investigated by the Air Force,” the company said, “one employee was found to have acted improperly.”
I know I was,” Brown responded.
Balfour Beatty’s Tinker base manager at the time told Reuters that the request to doctor maintenance records came from his superiors, and that company training documents instructed employees to “modify and ‘correct’ work orders” to comply with mandated response times.
Wood in the home of a Tinker resident
When Amber Buckley found mold in the HVAC system of her home on Tinker, she said she called maintenance to report it.
Balfour Beatty’s maintenance records say all of his problems have been fixed.
There are ongoing investigations into similar record-keeping practices at Travis Air Force Base in California and Fairchild Air Force Base in Washington state, both also managed by Balfour Beatty.
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“I mean, it’s almost heartbreaking,” Nick said, adding, “I mean, we already risk our lives everyday, you know, you think you’ve got your family home safe. And to find out that, you know, you got your kid eating asbestos floor.”
When Amber Buckley found mold in the HVAC system of her home on Tinker, she said she called maintenance to report it. “In the beginning they denied that it was mold, they intimidated m…