I learned yesterday, via Elephant's Child, the young man injured at a construction site in my suburb has died from his injuries.
I don't know the family at all, but I'm feeling sad at how devastated they must be.
This morning on the radio news, his name was released, but I won't print it here.
I also learned there were NO first aid facilities at the site, NO safety officer at the site, NO site manager and NO ONE was wearing a hard hat.
This is one of those sites where a large, older home is demolished and three new homes are built on the site.
The builder? Scott Salisbury Homes.
I'm sure they're falling over themselves now in their hurry to make sure all their current building sites are following regulations.
I've seen their homes on the internet, (everyone knows houses are a hobby of mine, styles, layout, decor) and the Scott Salisbury Homes are lovely, but would I choose them as a builder, now? After this incident?
I'm tempted to say no, I wouldn't, but if if occupational work and safety regulations were strictly adhered to, and the particular style I wanted built was one of SSH designs, then I probably would. But I'd be dropping by daily, (with a hard hat), to check on things, just like Hubby#1 and his dad, a registered HIA member, did when our first home was being built in 1986.