State Cites Oakwood for Trench Collapse that Hurt 2 Workers

By |2018-07-06T21:34:13+00:00June 26th, 2018|Articles, Real Life Claims|

Municipal accidents are often followed by blame and time spent by many people investigating. That’s in full-force here as this accident consumes three months of the state’s time and money figuring out that the city was negligent in two ways: hazardous work conditions and failure to provide adequate protective systems for its employees. Post-accident investigations are important and opportunities to learn, but if the focus is to assign blame (e.g. crime and punishment), they are a waste of time and money.  Fining a municipality will unlikely alter future behaviors.   Instead, investigations should be focused on root-cause analysis, leading to