Mayor Rahm Emanuel embattled staff received orders to fight the Workers Compensation Claim of a dead Chicago Department of a Water Management employee. Emanuel demanded not a penny to be paid and a private law firm to fight the case. Emanuel also stopped Chicago media not to follow the funeral and wake of Konard Tucharski. Per a high-ranking North Side Chicago Superintendent, Konrad did not live in Chicago. Konrad allegedly lived in Mount Prospect with his wife and two children. Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson has kept quiet.
Konrad Tucharski was a City of Chicago Bricklayer working on the street without proper shoring. None of the employees knew what to do when the street fell in on him and left Tucharski with a closed casket funeral on February 17, 2017. Pictures of the crime site at Sauganash Avenue showed the crew did not have proper shoring. Chicago Clout has seen Chicago Department of Water Management working in ditches 20 to 30 foot down with no shoring and no exit in case of an emergency. Fire the Commissioner Now. Rahm will not fire his pal that goes to hockey games with him.
We at Chicago Clout are asking Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stop his crazy investigation NOW. We want a settlement in full to this family. We are asking the street name of Sauganash Ave to be changed Konrad Tucharski Avenue. City of Chicago full time employee John "Hired Truck" D'Amico who is also a full-time Illinois State representative can make this happen in a phone call. This is Laurino turf. Let's get this done. We are also asking Joe "cupcake" Ferguson to back off the residency investigation of Konrad Tucharski, he gave his life to Chicago, that is enough to ask of anyone.
Please see attached picture if you want to know how Konrad Tucharski was crushed to death on February 13, 2017. If you look at City of Chicago Department of Water Management Leak Truck WD 1238 you will see on the right hand of the picture a silver colored ditch box. The box had holes drilled into it so it can be used as a shelf and for storing tools neatly. It is used for organizing shovels and probes. If you look closely it is not in proper working order. It has holes drilled into it.
This shoring is not taken off the trailer and not used as it is designed. The shoring should be loaded with mud and dirt. The sides should be worn and torn. The foremen in this truck is paid to fill out trench safety certifications on every job. The foreman in this truck is paid to make sure this safety equipment is used on every job. The foreman is also paid to make sure the trench box is working 100 percent on each job. The trench box must be inspected on every job.
Most Chicago foreman under the direction of Paul (DUI) Hansen, only put the box in hole, when the Safety Department is in route or after someone is injured.
Please do not tell that to the Tucharski Family the lies and phony safety precautions taken by the DOWM. Many North District employees were crying at work this morning as they knew it could have been them.
Chicago Alderman are demanding an investigation into the causes for the constant injuries and millions in workers' compensation payouts. Chicago Alderman are also mad Rahm Emanuel is not on hand to take care of the family. Konrad gave his life for the citizens of Chicago. Rahm Emanuel cannot allow the same old stupid problems to go on year in and year out. Konrad must be a wake-up call to drug test all city workers, immediately fire slackers, insist city workers learn CPR and basic rescue. All crews should have emergency safety items to save lives. Will Rahm Emanuel save the skins of his political friends? We will let you know.
Rest in peace Konrad Turcharski, you were a great worker. Sorry the Office of the Inspector General never did anything about all those complaints on shoring. Maybe Joe Ferguson does not separate the wheat from the chaff like he thinks. Joe the blood is on you too.
For almost two decades, the City of Chicago Water Department has allowed City workers to work in ditches with no shoring. Just a few days ago, Chicago Clout, exposed for the hundredth-time City Workers are injured on dangerous work site. Chicago Unions such as the Plumbers Union, Bricklayers Union, Laborers Union watch worker and worker end up in the hospital and Chicago Taxpayers are on the hook for millions in Workers Compensation Benefits. I am asking the City of Chicago fire the persons responsible for the ongoing fraud that is allowed day after day. Chicago Clout has filed multiple complaints with the Chicago Inspector General and the Illinois Department of Labor.
All these complaints and files are going to the family of Konrad Tucharski so they can get facts on the cover-up. Chicago Department of Water Management employees were overcome with grief at the North District Yard. I am sure they realized they could be next. Workers watched a gruesome site as Konrad head exploded and popped when the street fell from the sawcutting and dangerous conditions. The Forest Glenn Neighborhood is infamous for the sandy clay mix of soil known as LOAM. Loam is a mushy mix of sand water clay and it is very dangerous to be in.
The North District yard under direction of alderman Tunney's boy toy Paul Hansen, will allow Foreman to continue filing false Trench safety reports. Per several sources, Paul Hansen did nothing to console workers or demand the use of shoring.
The foreman routinely attach trench boxes behind their trucks that look as clean as a whistle. Also in recent testimony destined to court soon, the foreman are installing broken pieces of wood and wooden boards to imitate proper shoring. The City of Chicago Central District has massive piles of proper shoring that was broken to pieces by hoisting engineers upset they need to do extra work for safety.
The City of Chicago Department of Water Management has fought the Illinois Department of Labor on every fine imposed. Enough is enough. Rahm need to fire all employees that allow the death to happen. Many workers will need psychological care from the carnage they witnessed. Now we need to monitor, Alderman Burke and the Committee on Finance to make sure they do not screw the family from benefits they deserve. Rest in peace Konrad Tucharski. You deserve justice.
Not long ago, Alderman Burke had a powerful cancer affecting his prostrate. Prostate cancer is not fun at all. It can expose itself by your inability to have an erection. You can have blood in your semen and urine, and in many cases, have bowel movements in public. When Alderman Burke has cancer, all the city resources are unleashed to make sure he is taken care of. Alderman Burke knows, the better the care, the longer you will live.
Of course, when Committee on Finance Alderman Burke has Chicago City employees hurt on the job, that is another matter. It is time for stall tactics, hiring incompetent people to handle the injuries. Alderman Burke kept taking his city check when he was treating even though he took many days off to recover. Per my sources at the Mayor's Office, there no investigation into Burkes health care claim, and no attempt to stop his paycheck despite him being "Non-Compliant". All of Burke's health care vendors were paid, "on the spot". Most people that do not show up from work, do not get paid. Burke's security posse, were sitting around while he recovered, costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands. Nice job if you can get it.
Many Chicago City of Chicago employees suffer injuries at work related that were unnecessary. The Illinois Department of Labor has cited many Chicago Departments with fines and fees. Chicago always fights them. Instead of using shoring in a ditch, avoiding unnecessary death and injury, Chicago continue to say, "It is all about production "or "we are avoiding privatizing". The City of Chicago also continue to fight across cross the board drug testing. They were heroin drug rings in the North District Water Department not long ago, but the pill business is still doing well. The drinking situations have improved dramatically, most workers get it. Use logic, if the job foreman take a few extra minutes to make a ditch safe, they can save hundreds of thousands of additional expenses.
Alderman Burke uses a company called Vocamotive for their Vocational Training. They know the game of dealing with the city. The Committee on Finance is not under the control of the Rahm Emanuel administration. That makes them less accountable to taxpayers. Alderman Burke hired a fired City law department lawyer, Monica Somerville, to handle the dirty work. Just like the Chicago Mob, or Rich Daley, Alderman Burke has buffers. Burke hired a staff that includes dog walkers, dog groomers, and hair dressers to handle city workers claims. These workers refuse to work with the injured and create a barrier to getting a worker back to work, as quick as private insurance companies would. Thus, the Committee on Finance is forced to hired private consultants, medical specialists, law firms, and vocational training companies, to do the dirty work, the COF, a criminal enterprise requires. For over a year, the Committee on Finance refused to pay a crippled city worker in a wheelchair, but the Committee on Finance hired Lisa Helma a CRC at Vocamotive to investigate job searches against the employee that has not been paid in over a year. Wait, Alderman Burke hired Lisa Helma, at Vocamotive Vocational Training to investigate Job searches? So, what does Alderman Burke's COF investigators do? Just dye the Chicago River once a year? To think Lisa Helma, a former member of the IARP, is now playing policewomen? Amazing waste of money Chicago. Lisa Helma, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, answering to hair dresser Andrea Micelli at the COF, wasting tons and tons of money. I though Chicago was broke. Are we being lied to? I am astounded as the sheer stupidity of this entire story. The Committee on Finance refuses to pay the workers expenses, disability pay, medical care, postal expenses, travel expenses, surgery bills, MRI bills, but has the money to investigate over a year later, how many swings at the bat do you get? I suspect the Committee on Finance realized their scams are being exposed so they are attempting to sling mud on their accusers. Also, Vocamotive is still refusing to comply with subpoenas from other state agencies. Every dog gets his day. What does not come out in the wash comes out in the rinse. Do not uses Vocamotive, get another lawyer. Vocamotive is not a Vocational Training company I would ever use.