Two electricians have reported faulty wiring at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, maintaining that it is an accident waiting to happen, and when it does, the results could be, in their words, "catastrophic."
They say they first noticed the problem at the hospital at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., three weeks ago. Both say it cost them their jobs, according to a story from WRDW12 News.
The electricians told WRDW that the problem is with electrical work happening currently at the Medical Center. Both said they were hired to help a crew that had already started running wire to the hospital's new MRI building. There are multiple wires where the coating has been shaved off because they were forced, they said. They also told WRDW they noticed another problem with a couple of ground wires.
One of the men said he saw other wiring already installed that looked so bad, he tested it. "These particular cables megged out at .0004," he said. "That means it is dead short. That means you could potentially have an explosion."
They said they were fired when they spoke up. The Public Affairs Office responded that leaders on post were aware of these concerns, but they hadn't tested the wires yet. He promised they'll make sure the job is done right before they flip the switch to power the new building, according to the news report.