Workplace Safety isn’t something that just happens, it is something that needs to be worked at especially among workers who have become complacent towards safety as more experienced workers usually do.
A good example of the magnitude of such a mistake is provided by a video from Workplace Health and Safety Queensland who have released a video about a worker who despite being experienced in the construction industry suffered a serious workplace injury that threatened to destroy his life.
The worker, had been a member of the construction industry for more than 19 years when his injury occurred. The man fell 5 metres while working on a bridge, causing a severe injury to his back, affecting his ability to live and his career potential.
The worker was not only left to deal with the physical scars and pain, but the emotional depression that accompanied the incident as well as the fact that as a result of the injury he was facing possible financial bankruptcy.
Hopefully this video serves as a reminder to other workers in the construction industry, both new and old about the importance of safety.