Earlier last week, construction workers at The Wharf found two nooses placed on the site. In a statement, Clark Construction Group LLC’s Vice President Matt Haas said that a subcontractor employee was “involved in the incident” and was terminated from the project.
Terrell Powell, an electrician’s apprentice who found the nooses, told Fox 5 News, "There are several black people that work there, but I feel like I was being targeted because what are the chances that one black man [is] going to find two nooses on the same day on the same job?" Powell has since found a new job, according to Fox 5 News.
Following the incident, a series of meetings were hosted to “underscore Clark’s zero tolerance policy for such action,” as stated by Haas.
The Metropolitan Police Department were not notified of the incident, according to The Washington Post.
New-here is a picture of the second noose found on a major DC construction project. Hear from man who found it at 5 pic.twitter.com/Q0B2vu04Hp— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) December 5, 2016
New-this noose draped over a ladder was found along with another on a major DC construction site. The story at 5. pic.twitter.com/dJTHACTKAf— Paul Wagner (@Fox5Wagner) December 5, 2016
• Nooses found at major DC construction site [FOX 5 News]
• Two nooses found at D.C. construction site [The Washington Post]