Stop me if you’ve heard this.
A contractor for the city of Forth Worth, Texas, accidentally demolished the wrong house… again.
You may remember last month we told you about a Fort Worth government contractor demolishing the wrong home. The contractor was supposed to demolish a fire damaged home but instead knocked down the wrong house across the street. Well, in trying to rectify the problem, the same contractor actually tore down a second perfectly good home instead of the damaged one.
This new accidentally demolished house was described as being a “smaller living quarters.” The owners said the building was vacant and only used to store clothes and family pictures. So it wasn’t like they lost grandma or anything — just their memories of her.
It wasn’t until an investigation into the original screw up that the second screw up was discovered. So how did the same mistake happen twice in such a short period of time? Well, apparently the contractor didn’t think their system was broke because they didn’t fix it.
Fort Worth spokesperson Bill Begley told CBS DFW, “There is a common thread. It was the same contractor with the same code supervisor in charge and the same code supervisor on site.”
The contractor isn’t talking to reporters and the code compliance employee is on paid administrative leave. Luckily for local home owners, all demolitions in the city have been suspended, allowing residents to go to work this Monday instead of being constantly perched out front of their homes with a shotgun.