D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) - The construction trade is one of the most dangerous professions in the country. That harsh reality became painfully evident Tuesday with the death of a construction worker in Hancock County.
At a huge construction site, safety becomes critically important. That's the situation at the Scarlet Pearl Casino in D'Iberville, now under construction. Hundreds of workers show up every morning building the $300 million resort.
For the Roy Anderson corporation, the company building the casino, safety is the top priority. Every Wednesday morning, every worker at the job site is required to attend a safety briefing. In fact, safety is so important, prizes are given out at each meeting to those workers that practice the best safety standards.
In the year the casino has been under construction, only a few minor incidents have been reported and no one has been seriously injured. As safety supervisors tell WLOX News, they want all their workers to go home every night and see their families.