Welding inspector admits falsifying r...

Welding inspector admits falsifying reports, says he 'made a bi...

There are 66 comments on the Hampton Roads Daily Press story from Jun 2, 2009, titled Welding inspector admits falsifying reports, says he 'made a bi.... In it, Hampton Roads Daily Press reports that:

The welding inspector accused of falsifying reports at Northrop Grumman Corp. 's Newport News shipyard admitted on Monday that he signed off on the quality of welded joints on U.S. Navy vessels that he didn't inspect.

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FIGURES

Newport News, VA

#22 Jun 2, 2009
Not His Fault wrote:
Obviously, this man is under tremndous stress and workload and just snapped and made very bad decisions. It is not his fault, why hasn't the HR Dept. been called on the carpet? Who hired this person without a proper psycological background check? There is plenty of blame to go around here, from the government and our society in general back to the shipyard itself! Maybe we should not look to blame this man, but rather look at how we can bail him out of this current mess. How will he pay his bills and support his family with no job? The emotional toll on this man must be unbearable. There is no way he'll be able to hold another job. Put him on disability and pay for his counseling.
STFU you idiot. Screw Ruks, he endangered thousands of lives with his ineptness. Let's put him in a one man sub, send it down and have a leak start. Then he can feel the fear his laziness would cause if it happened to one our subs. Ihope they throw the key away on him and his submarine races are unpleasant.

Since: May 07

Newport News

#23 Jun 2, 2009
Not His Fault wrote:
Obviously, this man is under tremndous stress and workload and just snapped and made very bad decisions. It is not his fault, why hasn't the HR Dept. been called on the carpet? Who hired this person without a proper psycological background check? There is plenty of blame to go around here, from the government and our society in general back to the shipyard itself! Maybe we should not look to blame this man, but rather look at how we can bail him out of this current mess. How will he pay his bills and support his family with no job? The emotional toll on this man must be unbearable. There is no way he'll be able to hold another job. Put him on disability and pay for his counseling.
I love it!! That's a great suggestion. In fact, to ovoid anyone else from falling into the same dilemma, we should immediately raise salaries and wages, hire counselors for daily or weekly therapy sessions, and of course provide massage therapists to relive stress at lunch time. While we're at it, let's see if we can find a way to do these welds whil;e telecommuting to we can improve work-life balance.
Chatter

Anchorage, AK

#24 Jun 2, 2009
This guy didn't make a mistake, he was just too lazy to do his job. A lot of us want to make the money without doing the work but life just doesn't work that way. His decision to do sit on his butt and pocket the cash for a job undone potentially put the lives of many of our military at risk, as if they don't have enough going on already.

What he did was not a mistake, it was a conscious decision. What an embarrassment you are.
bill

Richmond, VA

#25 Jun 2, 2009
i think it is just plain laziness.
Potentate

Mollusk, VA

#26 Jun 2, 2009
Mistake!!!???
If you take a wrong turn on the highway --- you made a mistake
If you add a column of numbers incorrectly --- you made a mistake
If you call a person Joe when his
name is Jim --- you made a mistake
If you falsify a report
YOU DID IT ON PURPOSE!!!
Gary Adams

Gloucester, VA

#28 Jun 2, 2009
Instead of condemning one lone person you should be asking your Congress man to look into the reason why the shipyard quality assurance plan continues to fail; the plan should have caught this inspectors actions but did not. In 2007 the yard admitted they had no idea who welded what and with what. "Welding joins materials by heating a filler substance to form molten material that cools to produce a strong joint. The welders had in their possession
nickel-copper and stainless steel . Again they admit they donít know who welded or with what and reported that NDT would disclose the bad filler (it does not) yet the Navy was and is such a rush to make this go away they believe it. 40 years ago, in which problems with pipe welds were blamed for sinking a nuclear- powered sub. One hundred twenty-nine crew members were killed. The Thresher, the last major U.S. military sub to experience a catastrophic failure, disappeared in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1963.
Metallica

Glen Allen, VA

#29 Jun 2, 2009
A simple acid test would of identified what base metal was used....you're obviously misinformed or you get your rocks by spreading half-truths.
And again

Hampton, VA

#30 Jun 2, 2009
There were defective welds and missed NDT inspections on some welds in a nuclear primary shield bulkhead on the new Ford Class CVN78.

Something appears to be seriously wrong with all these NDT department failures across product lines and process excellence inability to correct the system flaws.

Guess it's time to create another VP postion and department to figure these continiung errors out.
Zot

Newport News, VA

#31 Jun 2, 2009
Leroy Jethro Gibbs strikes again!

- Ha!!! Ha!!! Ha!!! Ha!!!
Zot

Newport News, VA

#32 Jun 2, 2009
- Ha!!! Ha!!! Ha!!! Ha!!!
Corncerned Citizen

Church View, VA

#33 Jun 2, 2009
Mr. Ruks should be arrested and convicted of treason. His actions have put tens of thousands of sailors unknowingly and unnecessarily in harm's way. How was NNS so unfortunate as to hire this dud in the first place?
human resources

Williamsburg, VA

#34 Jun 2, 2009
Corncerned Citizen wrote:
Mr. Ruks should be arrested and convicted of treason. His actions have put tens of thousands of sailors unknowingly and unnecessarily in harm's way. How was NNS so unfortunate as to hire this dud in the first place?
thats your human resources department workin for ya !
hillbilly bob

Williamsburg, VA

#35 Jun 2, 2009
i moved from ohio to williamsburg va back in 2003 . i got an interview for a job that i was well qualified for ,in fact i even impressed the interviewers on just about every question they asked (they also told me my qualifications was outstanding )

i thaught i was a shoe in for sure , i did not get the job either ! i was told from an inside source that they have to exhaust every oppertunity to find someone allready employed at the yard first before they look to hire outside !!

what kind of crock is that ?

should they not try to get the most qualified peaple they can ?

is this equal oppertunity employer's ?
Alvin Bundy

United States

#36 Jun 2, 2009
One rotten apple spoils the bunch. This man should serve prison time for endangering the lives of our brave men and woman in uniform. And of course the ship yard will go to great lengths to cover up any other mistakes made in the past.
Sparky Flint wrote:
This was an extremely isolated event that in no way is reflective on the immense and thorough oversight that is required and demanded in this industry. The critical systems necessary for shipworthy operations are redundantly checked, inspected and exhaustively tested before being approved.
In the actions of this one low-level inspector the entire shipyard's reputation has been compromised. I am here to tell you that on the other side of the fence are tens of thousands of shipbuilders who take their jobs extremely seriously and put forth an effort that results in one of the most technologically capable and impressive structures the world will ever know!
I am proud to call myself a SHIPBUILDER! We at Northrop Grumman know we are the very best!
With the continued effort of all of my colleagues we will continue to build the finest ships in the world!
Sammy Davis

United States

#37 Jun 2, 2009
Good point, maybe he was water boarded by Al Qaeda, or paid off by the Russian mob, but then again maybe North Korea tortured his family pet. What a loser this guy is.
Maybe Kinda Sorta wrote:
There's a story here and I hope it gets out in the open. I just can't believe this guy did this out of simple laziness. There was some motivating factor - maybe he was paid, threatened, blackmailed. SOMETHING.
Granted, there is no reason good enough to put those lives at risk and the reputation of the shipyard at risk.
Cathy Bemoaning

United States

#38 Jun 2, 2009
Wow, I'm sorry you didn't get the job, but after reading your post and checking out all the spelling errors I'm happy to hear you were passed over. Hope your didn't apply for a teaching job in the English classroom.
hillbilly bob wrote:
i moved from ohio to williamsburg va back in 2003 . i got an interview for a job that i was well qualified for ,in fact i even impressed the interviewers on just about every question they asked (they also told me my qualifications was outstanding )
i thaught i was a shoe in for sure , i did not get the job either ! i was told from an inside source that they have to exhaust every oppertunity to find someone allready employed at the yard first before they look to hire outside !!
what kind of crock is that ?
should they not try to get the most qualified peaple they can ?
is this equal oppertunity employer's ?
No Hillbilly

AOL

#39 Jun 2, 2009
hillbilly bob wrote:
i moved from ohio to williamsburg va back in 2003 . i got an interview for a job that i was well qualified for ,in fact i even impressed the interviewers on just about every question they asked (they also told me my qualifications was outstanding )
i thaught i was a shoe in for sure , i did not get the job either ! i was told from an inside source that they have to exhaust every oppertunity to find someone allready employed at the yard first before they look to hire outside !!
what kind of crock is that ?
should they not try to get the most qualified peaple they can ?
is this equal oppertunity employer's ?
It is not equal opportunity it is known as unions protecting their own. Yep, another great example of how labor unions are so important to the labor force.
b-man

Williamsburg, VA

#40 Jun 2, 2009
hillbilly bob wrote:
i moved from ohio to williamsburg va back in 2003 . i got an interview for a job that i was well qualified for ,in fact i even impressed the interviewers on just about every question they asked (they also told me my qualifications was outstanding )
i thaught i was a shoe in for sure , i did not get the job either ! i was told from an inside source that they have to exhaust every oppertunity to find someone allready employed at the yard first before they look to hire outside !!
what kind of crock is that ?
should they not try to get the most qualified peaple they can ?
is this equal oppertunity employer's ?
well i too was denied a job in the yard back in 1991 ,but it worked out all for the better b/c i got an engineering job at a great company !
equal opportunity at the hands of human resources ?
no way ,if you think there is no good ole boy in the works you are stupid !!!!!
one of the big wiggs told me to my face ,(its not what you know its WHO you know)!!!! and ive seen it first hand .
now this may not be the case with this individual and i dont care but it does go on .
i just hope no lives are in jeapardy from this stupid oversight from alot of peaple .
hillbilly bob

Williamsburg, VA

#41 Jun 2, 2009
Cathy Bemoaning wrote:
Wow, I'm sorry you didn't get the job, but after reading your post and checking out all the spelling errors I'm happy to hear you were passed over. Hope your didn't apply for a teaching job in the English classroom.
<quoted text>
okay its opportunity now you dont have to (BE MOANING)

are you a class a certified welder ?

didnt think so bxtch , and no we dont have spelling bee's everytime we weld !

oprah is on t.v should'nt you be watching instead of playing on the compooper ! oops spelled wrong again didnt i

get off the couch and get a life .
hillbilly bob

Williamsburg, VA

#42 Jun 2, 2009
Cathy Bemoaning wrote:
Wow, I'm sorry you didn't get the job, but after reading your post and checking out all the spelling errors I'm happy to hear you were passed over. Hope your didn't apply for a teaching job in the English classroom.
<quoted text>
oh ,and one more thing ....

what does "hope YOUR didn't apply" mean?

that grammar does not make since to dumb ole me .

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