Too true Carl.......You could be "hardhearted" like me and not get too wound up even about family members. Death happens.
I think Kipling said it best in "If"...."if all men count with you but none too much."
I think though it's good to let these accidents be broadcast as basically a heads up for others .
Let me give an example.A couple years back when my buddy's Hi-Ranger split a boom I put the info about the failure and cause of same on here and A-s .As a result numerous booms were checked and a few potential catostrophic failures were prevented .
A "heads up' is always good just too bad it has to to be after the fact .
I see that the second clip says that 31 lives were lost in a 10 year period, thats way too high!! I guess on the whole you guys over there use far larger machines, so this is partly the reason. we've had a climber killed recently following a chainsaw accident in the tree, fire crew had to get his corpse down. Even one life is far too many, and these press releases act as a wake-up call to each and every one of us. STAY SAFE!! Work smart.