Safe or just lucky? That is the big question when you talk about company injury rates. One company may have a low rate, but when you dig a little deeper you find a history of near misses that could have killed people.
That was brought home by an amazing video from a demolition project in Houston. It appears that the operator walked away unhurt, but that is a wonder. Note: If bad language offends you, turn down the sound.
On a whole other subject, commentary from the guy with the camera and his friends show how, in the heat of the moment, humans tend to downplay the negative (a potential death) while they focus on the exciting part (a parking garage coming down).
The Houston Press ran a kind of greatest hits of building implosions in Houston recently. You can find it here.