August 17, 2017
Workers at Cemex‘s West Ready-Mix Plant in Phoenix helped rescue two 12-week-old baby bald eagles from an aggregate conveyor tail pulley in the plant. The eaglets are part of a family of bald eagles nesting in one of the trees on the edge of the plant’s property. Arizona Game and Fish officials had been monitoring the babies since they were born and came onsite to rescue them when they landed in the pulley while learning to fly.
“It was an amazing experience to be so close to a pair of American bald eagle babies,” says Aggregate Superintendent Eric Serrano in a press release, explaining that he and Operations Manager Brett Spencer helped the Game and Fish team with the rescue effort. “The Arizona Game and Fish officials were great to work with, and we were happy to do whatever we could to help these birds.”
“These eagles have been living near the plant for a while, but it’s still an incredible sight whenever you see one in the air,” says Spencer in the press release. “I’m just glad the babies weren’t hurt, and we were able to play a part in their safe return to the wild.”