In response to Tuesday’s blasting incident that took place on the site of the Louisville VA Medical Center, three independent investigations have begun to ascertain the cause or causes that led to the fragments of rock and sediment being dispersed along I-264, “Watterson Expressway,” and onto adjacent properties causing damage. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the prime contractor, Walsh-Turner Joint Venture, and the Kentucky Department of Mines and Minerals are conducting these investigations.
There will be no further blasting until the contractor has demonstrated to the government that appropriate safety measures are in place. Safety remains our number one priority.
The contractor responsible for blasting on the site has set up email and phone contact methods for those who feel they may have incurred damage due to the incident on Tuesday. They can be contacted at (502) 515-0072 or through email at VALouisville@walshgroup.com. All other questions and comments about construction at the site can be sent to the government at LOUVAMCconstruction@usace.army.mil.
Release no. 22-030