Twenty-five thousand accidents are reported each year in the construction industry. Many of these are life-changing or even life-taking events. Before Day’s End, a new documentary film commissioned by CLAC, provides deeply emotional first-hand accounts from victims and family members, chronicling the details of five separate accidents and their devastating aftermath.
“I never had a meaningful conversation with him after that day,” says a father whose son was pinned and suffocated by a malfunctioning lift, leading to a coma, and eventually, death. “There was a point in time where I guess my prayers might have turned from ‘Let’s get him back’ to ‘Let’s let him go.’ "
“I can’t take that day back, I cannot reverse time,” says a young man who was seriously injured on a job site.
As the film progresses, its message becomes clear: there is much in our lives and our work that we take for granted. This poignant documentary helps viewers become conscious not only of daily blessings, but of the importance of following safety precautions and of exercising care when working.
For more information about Before Day's End, please visit its website at http://beforedaysend.com.
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