In the construction industry, the discussion of safety is consistent. It is everywhere here. Safety meetings are held every month, and in addition, toolbox talks are handed out to reiterate relevant topics. But what about after the work is done? What about before it even begins?
At George Nice & Sons, our first concern IS the safety and well-being of our employees. But we have no control of what happens off of the jobsite. Our hope is that our message is influential not only on the jobsite, but also reflected in everyday life.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, “There are more than 1,700 fatalities and 840,000 injuries yearly due to vehicle crashes off public highways.” In addition, the National Safety Council says traffic fatalities increased by 14% in 2015 alone.
We recently experienced the tragic loss of an employee. This young man was a father to a four year old child. This loss was sudden and unjust, but its impact should encourage us to reflect honestly on our daily activities. In memory of Spencer Garrett, we would like to urge all who read this post to remember how precious life truly is.
Please drive carefully.
July 25, 1988 – December 30, 2015
Spencer Garrett, age 27, of Williamsburg, passed away too soon on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. Spencer is survived by his Great Grandmother, Gloria Pauline Arnett; Grandparents, Melvin and Martha Garrett and Billy and Ronnie Hynes; Father, Charles Garrett; Mother, Ginger Garrett; Son, Oliver William Garrett; Aunts and Uncles, Michelle and Randy Gulden, Melvin and Nina Garrett, Steve and Linda Garrett, Karen and Kenny Ross, Sharon and Jeff Palma, Elizabeth and Tim Harper, and Daniel Garrett. Also survived by many loving Cousins. Spencer was a caring, giving, kind loving soul with a good heart. He was happy all the time, loved his family and was an excellent father. A Funeral Service to Celebrate Spencer’s Life will be held at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd., Williamsburg, (757)229-3822 on Tuesday, January 5 at 1:00 PM followed by interment at Williamsburg Memorial Park. To share online condolences please visit www.bucktroutfuneralhome.net. Memorial donations can be made to help Spencer’s family with unexpected funeral expenses and towards a scholarship fund for Spencer’s son Oliver at: www.tmcfunding.com. Thank you in advance for your support during this difficult time.