The Northshore Mall in Peabody has ducked a tragedy. The existing Macy’s is being demolished and will be replaced by a Nordstrom’s. During the early morning demolition, a chimney collapsed and destroyed some existing stores. There was only one minor injury. If it had happened several hours later when the stores were full, the result would have been horrendous. It is still incomprehensible how these types of incidents continue to happen. Building owners and general contractors must begin to take job safety more seriously. There is no excuse for any worksite injury since job safety must be of paramount importance. The Occupational Heath and Safety Administration (OSHA) must become more pro-active to reduct construction injuries.
For more information on this subject matter, please refer to the section on Worksite Injuries and Workers Compensation.