Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Spring Forward, Fall Back

With Daylight Savings around the corner don’t forget to change your clocks before you go to sleep on Saturday March 10. The phrase “Spring forward, fall back” is good way to remember which way to set the time.

Miners at the New Irvington Tunnel Project have taken this phrase to heart- at least the Spring forward part. As shown in the above chart, work crews broke or tied the previous daily project record of tunneling, 70 feet, with 70, 87 and 98 foot days! Miners have been averaging 45 feet of excavation per day but ideal ground conditions allowed crews to advance rapidly. All told 378 feet was excavated for the week recently also shattering the previous weekly record of 253 feet.

Some say the extra sunlight gained from Daylight Savings increases worker production. Underground, the sun isn’t a factor but that doesn’t mean the miners can’t join in on the fun!

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