- Santa Clara County Executive Jeff Smith has found construction contractor Turner Construction in default by $300 million on the Santa Clara Valley Medial Center campus construction.
- Turner officials have blamed the county for delays and defended the company’s safety record.
- The video is being used to discredit Turner for what the county says is a two-year delay in the hospital expansion.
- They released the video along with a series of communications, which they say shows Turner failed to offer a satisfactory account of the steam explosion, which could have been fatal.
Now, in an increasingly bitter dispute that played out Monday at the construction site, the county declared it intends to fire Turner Construction, the company overseeing the project and one of the country’s biggest builders, whom county officials blame for falling woefully behind on the job.