Fired crane operator who hung Alabama flag said he sabotaged Kyle Field
Crane operator Bobby Livingston was fired this week for hanging an Alabama flag on Texas A&M’s Kyle Field. Livingston worked there while the Aggies’ stadium is under renovation.
According to MySanAntonio.com, Livingston’s Facebook updates aren’t too encouraging. Livingston said he essentially sabotaged Kyle Field on Facebook. In a post on February 28, Livingston wrote, “This stadium will never be ready for this. Season (sic),I’m putting iron in backwards and wrong holing everything!!”
As if that wasn’t enough, Livingston also made another post in April that said, “If you ever attend a Texas A&M football game, don’t sit at the Northeast End Zone, it was raining today and I made 2 very “questionable” welds!!”
The chief engineering firm for the Kyle Field renovation is Raba Kistner Engineering, and Paul Hawryluk is the director of facility services. He told KBTX that there’s nothing to worry about and that it’s safe and secure.
“All steel fabrication has been observed and critical welds tested/verified at the plants by the third party firm, Raba Kistner Engineering. Once delivered to the site, field welds, moment connections, and bolt torquing are tested/verified in accordance to building code and engineering specification by the third party inspectors. Structural engineers of record review the inspection reports as well as conduct site observation/review of the in place steel,” Hawryluk said in a statement to KBTX.