Today’s post is a very sad one; yesterday 28 year old Dan Martens died on a construction site in Vancouver. The cause of Martens death is being investigated but early indications are that a concrete form came loose and fell on him.
When anybody dies an untimely death it is tragic. The deeper tragedy in this case is that Dan Martens was married with four children ranging in age from two months to twelve years old. Those little ones will never again see their Daddy walk into their home.
Jan Noster of the Construction Maintenance and Allied Workers union told CTV News that, “There are no accidents, there’s only failures of processes and systems. I’m sure after investigations are concluded here, they’ll find that there were failures of processes and systems.”
Once again, a preventable accident has taken the life of a young man. A young man who had a great sense of humour and a great work ethic. A young man who had a wife and four children.
As soon as I find out if there is a trust fund set-up to assist Dan Martens’ family I will share that information with you. His young family will need our loving thoughts, prayers and more than likely, some form of financial support. We can step up. We will. (The “we” includes you.)