Fatal accident should put shop safety on our agenda

A tragedy like the accident that took an automotive technician's life in August in all likelihood was an unusual circumstance.

According to the Blue Springs, Mo. police, three men were trying to relocate a four-post lift by dragging it using two cars. After dragging the lift a certain distance, the men stopped to take a break. The lift then fell on and killed one of the men standing near one of the vertical posts.

The tragedy can be blamed on the failure to follow accepted procedure, such as enlisting a professional service company to properly disassemble and reinstall the lift. No doubt the perception was that a few dollars and some time were being saved. Read more about the Fatal accident should put shop...

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22 May 2018