This quote is also from my addendum (supplement) to my first report (continued from previous day's quote):
Let’s take the first lie by our management that "justified" omitting QA witnessing of leak-proof torques at PSD, "the tight spaces make it difficult for an inspector to actually view the witnessing." I have worked most everywhere at PSD over the years except much of the 777 EBUs (Engine Build-Ups), and I can unequivocally state that there are no such tight spaces that make it difficult for an inspector to actually view the witnessing, as all plumbing we install has been designed to be accessible by airline mechanics, and the viewing of these connections can be done from multiple angles in nearly all cases. We don’t even have the obstructions that airline mechanics have to deal with, at PSD--engines and cowling installed on the struts! The only place I can think of that would even be mildly "difficult" to witness the torque of would be one (fire extinguishing) system B-Nut (tubing connection) just above the midspar in the forward section of the 747 struts, and that would only be "difficult" to witness for the kind of inspectors at PSD that inspect critical items with only a coffee cup in their hands. Our management will probably try to tell you we don’t have this basic inspection tool at PSD, in order to maintain the cherished non-witness status of these torques, but we do. It is the inspection mirror, and with it, and with the other, "should be" obligatory inspection "tool," a flashlight, it would be very easy to witness the noted torque without even interfering with the mechanic. So much for the "the tight spaces make it difficult for an inspector to actually view the witnessing" lie.
The Last Inspector