This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report:
Torque witness: I believe you have us under the gun to fix our witness of drawing designated torque debacle, which should be proof enough of the motivations and corruption of our QA Management that created this debacle, that allowed untold numbers of critical torques to escape required levels of inspection.
You probably know, as I do, a "verify torque" inspection is pretty much worthless. It only proves the mechanic can enter the correct value on the paper, and has little real relationship to conformity of the product.
Just a week or two ago, on the (model I.D.) EBU (Engine Build-Up) line, during torque witnessing, I witnessed the mechanic, (name), set the torque wrench to the wrong torque on two consecutive separate torque value requirement torques, so these things were occurring all of the time to the critical torques we didn’t witness during that period. The mechanic would just set the wrench to what he thought he set it to, do the torque, then write the value he thought he set the wrench to on the job for inspection to "verify."
These incorrect torques happen on (BAC specification called out) torques shop does without any form of inspection, even the required sampling inspection of these torques per (the specification), all of the time.
The Last Inspector