aftermath

Witnessing a disaster: What workers need in the aftermath of tragedy

When a lot has been discussed about building personnel who are wounded or killed in jobsite incidents like final year’s crane collapse at a Google jobsite or the partial collapse of the Challenging Rock Lodge project in New Orleans, there has been a lot much less focus on a group of personnel who are also influenced: individuals who witnessed the incidents. 

The examples are many: The superintendent who is on website when an accident occurs is asked to stand beside a body for hours even though a preliminary investigation is carried out. A building supervisor who should notify household users

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