Knot discovered at Eagle Mountain construction site

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah – An object that appeared to be a noose was found at an Eagle Mountain construction site who has already been the target of racist vandalism.

The Utah County Sheriff’s Office said the rope was discovered at the site of the Meta data center currently under construction. After the noose was discovered, the crews were sent home for the day.

“We strongly condemn and have zero tolerance for hate, racism or bigotry in any form, and we have a clear anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy,” a statement from Mortenson said, the company said. who supervises the construction on the site.

Work was halted at the site in November after two racist incidents were discovered within weeks of each other. A racial slur was first discovered in a portable bathroomfollowed by additional graffiti that was discovered a week later.

At the time, Mortenson was offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the identification of those responsible for the vandalism. The company said the reward has since doubled to $100,000.

“We sympathize with the many men and women working on this project whose values ​​are not represented by what happened,” the statement read. “Mortenson is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion, fostering a diverse workforce, and maintaining an environment where the safety, dignity and respect of everyone on our project is paramount.”

Mortenson said he was working with local law enforcement as well as a private investigator on the case.

In a statement to FOX 13 News, Meta, formerly Facebook, said the company “has zero tolerance for any act of racism” and is implementing measures to prevent any further incidents on the site.

Alice F. Ponder