Recreating the Concrete Core Drop Incident with a Watermelon

This excerpt is a popular section originally created for an internal leadership meeting.

Our Director of Safety describes a real incident that took place a year earlier, involving a concrete core dropping a relatively short distance and hitting a person on a construction site. A fun experiment illustrates just how dangerous the event was.

Personal Protective Equipment (hard hat), proper planning, and communication are critical components to jobsite safety.  A core is a plug that comes from a hole bored through a concrete structure. In this case, it was to route electrical conduits between floors.

 

 

 

Video by: Fran Martin – Director of Safety and John Melton – Director of Human Resources. Calculations by Jack Melton. Watermelon consumption assistance by Ben Wallis and Dustin Speer. Music: William Tell Overture, Gioachino Rossini (Public Domain). “Near Miss” – George Carlin

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