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Construction workers stretch before working on Pegasus statue in Gulfstream Park

Project manager: 'Injury-free environment is a way of thinking'

Before beginning work every day, workers go through a series of stretches and flexes to ensure an injury-free environment.
Before beginning work every day, workers go through a series of stretches and flexes to ensure an injury-free environment.


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Employees of the Skanska Construction Group have an unexpected morning routine. Before beginning work every day they go through a series of stretches and flexes.

"It's a way of thinking," says project executive Jorge Moros. "Injury-free environment is a way of thinking."

The idea is to prevent soft tissue and stress related injuries.

One of Skanska's latest projects is the giant Pegasus statue that will be park of Gulfstream Park's new welcoming center. Everyone participates in the stretches, including the 39 Chinese artisans brought in to weld the outer bronze layer.

The statue is the second largest in the United States after the Statue of Liberty. The entire project is estimated to be complete by April 2015.

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