Birch bark texture.

Ahtna Kanas Fall 2021

Recent STAR Level 1 Award recipient

Shey Hawks, Ahtna Construction & Primary Products Company, LLC

Shey Hawks, Operator, received a STAR Level 1 Award for spotting a potential hazard during equipment operation. Shey called for the side-dumps to momentarily stop as a mechanic was needed to assess and repair a loose boom pin that was observed during the warm-up and inspection on the R8600 excavator being used on the job. Her observation and knowledge prevented what could have been a massive incident potentially causing equipment damage, environmental damage and extreme danger to the excavator operator and side-dump drivers.