We talk a lot about taking our time and doing the job safely. But we all can have the “it won’t happen to me” attitude from time to time. Sometimes it takes an incident or accident to snap us out of that mindset. The last thing we’d want is for you to actually get hurt, so I thought we could do a little recap of a construction site that put a deadline over safety. Back in 2007/2008, during the build of City Center in Las Vegas, which consisted of 6 towers including the Aria and Mandarin Oriental, 6 workers sadly lost their lives. In rushing to open for business by New Year’s Eve 2009 this project became so deadly it was nicknamed City Cemetery by the workers. Tragically two workers were killed by crushing accidents, two fell to their death and two were crushed by a 3000 pound steel wall that had fallen on them. The youngest of these workers was 24. All of these workers had friends and family. This is an incredibly unfortunate reminder that taking shortcuts and rushing can be deadly. Nothing, including a deadline is so important that it’s worth skipping safety. Human life is so much more valuable than anything else. So please take your time and make safety is your number one priority.