May 22, 2009 | Dave Janney

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Fire at Aberdeen Proving Ground

Here is the story:,0,3395521.story

This article caught my eye because many of my own relatives worked at APG at one time or another (most are now retired).  When something like this happens in your backyard or where you have loved ones in the area, it really hits home.  When you read about accidents and people being seriously hurt or killed, when you are a safety professional, you are looking for information that might help you prevent such things in your world, but sometimes I think it is important to stop and realize that everyone involved in these accidents has a family, friends, and co-workers that are affected.  There is a serious human element to this.

Summer is here, we’ll be busy, we’ll be working hard and playing hard – let’s redouble our efforts to prevent things like this from happening in the areas we have control over.

Have a good, safe, holiday weekend.   

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