Not everyone takes risky chances

In his Monday column, Larry Simoneaux wrote that accidents happen because “we’re human … we aren’t perfect and we make mistakes.” He claims “we” will replace an electrical receptacle without opening the circuit breaker, stand on the top step of a ladder, ignore safety precautions when working with wood-working power tools, text while driving, and relight a pilot flame without allowing sufficient time for the accumulated gas to clear away.

Maybe he has a mouse in his pocket, but I would like to point out that not everyone is as “human” as he is, nor are they as lucky. Implying that luck will prevail and get you out of dangerous situations created by your own carelessness is a ridiculous assumption, and should not be an excuse for people to avoid following basic safety precautions, whether for their own benefit or to protect their children.

Karen Richards


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