We don’t know much about why this accident happened, but we do know it could have been prevented. People cause accidents when they fail to pay attention, exceed their performance capabilities, or develop patterns of unsafe behaviors. The accident discussed in this article could have been any one of these three reasons. Create a safety culture through effective training and your constant presence as a safety leader. Remind your employees to always be aware of their environment; to work smart (and safe) rather than harder or faster; to check themselves and recognize potentially unsafe behaviors in which they repeatedly engage. Doing so could save the lives of your workers and the citizens sharing the road.

Shafer, Brooke (2018, June 21). Man killed in construction accident at Lakes Regional Park. https://www.winknews.com/2018/06/21/man-killed-in-construction-accident-at-lakes-regional-park/
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