Is Security Installation Hazardous Work?

I'm curious to see feedback from those with installer or tech experience.

Is security installation work dangerous? How/where?

I cannot recall too many serious injuries I have seen on the jobsite due strictly to security install work.

- I saw someone fall off off the side (of an improperly marked) 22' flat roof and break an arm and ribs. That was bad. No fall protection was used, but that changed eg:

- I saw a tech accidentally drill into a live (hidden) high voltage conduit, and it electrocuted him, but he recovered after a few hours. A poor assumption was made before drilling started, and it could have easily been checked and avoided.

- A trench we, along with several other trades, were installing cable into caved-in and collapsed, but not one was near it when it happened. It was logged as a 'near-miss' incident. Not sure how this could have been prevented, other than using better shoring supports.

What do you think? What is the worst you've seen, and how could it have been prevented?

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