Andrew Defusco in Phoenix has a great post about the state of Arizona surpassing their previous record for construction site deaths in 2005. Andrew offers an astute observation about the state’s rise in construction accidents:
We are still in a boom market for the construction industry, with everything from residential, commercial and industrial construction projects on the rise. With increased demand, there is additional pressure on construction companies to either increase employee workload, hire and quickly train inexperienced workers, or a combination of the two. Combining productivity pressure with insufficient or inadequate safety programs creates an unsafe environment and a recipe for disaster.