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St. Valentine's Day Fall Protection Massacre

Posted by Doug Kotecki on

It's not exactly Valentine's Day yet, but I don't plan on writing a post on Sunday. Even though Football is over, for the time being, Sunday's are still sacred. Now let's talk about murder... More specifically the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and what we can learn about fall protection from it.

Wow, I've really set up quite a bar for myself, but here goes. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre is like a box of chocolates... Hmmm. Scratch that.

This is harder than I thought.

Looking for a connection here...

I guess when I hear about the massacre, I don't think about the gang politics or the backstory that led to the heinous crimes. I tend to get a mental picture of the crumpled mass of corpses lying in pools of blood. Not a flattering image. Now I know those guys were riddled with an excessive amount of bullets, but I can't help but imagine that is what a fall from a job site looks like.

I know we joke around a lot on this website, but sometimes the stark reality of what can happen when you don't follow the rules (either OSHA's or Al Capone's) can help remind us to slow down, take our time, and get the job done safely. You don't want to be part of a construction massacre.

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