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3 Construction Companies Share Best Practices in Safety

March 20, 2009

The end of 2008 represented the completion of a year riddled with construction tragedy. Two people were killed in March when part of a crane fell in Miami; a few months later, a crane collapse in Houston left four construction workers dead and six others injured.

New York City saw two grisly accidents in 2008, culminating in a total of nine deaths. And, just this past fall, in Atlanta, a 15-year-old boy fell 40 feet to his death because he wasn't using any safety equipment. An Atlanta bridge collapse at the Atlanta Botanical Garden resulted in one death and more than 12 injuries.

As a building owner/facility manager, what can you do to make sure that your next construction project doesn't contribute to these statistics? You'll be relieved to know that, in an effort to transform this history of daunting statistics, several construction companies are leading a new trend of incident intolerance in the construction industry through unwavering commitments to safety programs.

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