Stone is beautiful, and truly the greatest building material available. Stone professionals are always busy finding new ways to process materials and service their customers, but the danger of handling and storing stone, particularly slabs, is often times overlooked. People simply need to be constantly reminded of the dangers posed by improper slab storage and handling.
Visits to a stone shop or slab yard should not be a life threatening experience. But the truth is, stone can be dangerous and accidents happen all the time. They happen to stone workers, contractors, truckers and to the public. Fabricators and installers are around stone all the time so they are familiar with the dangers. These are trained people who are instructed about the hazards associated with stone, and know the risks…but accidents still happen. The issue is how to prevent them.