Yes safety is primarily the responsibility of the individual but staying alert and keeping an eye out for your friend can help prevent things like this happening.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland is investigating a fatal incident that occurred on Sunday 27 July 2014 in Fortitude Valley.
A worker died after falling into a two metre deep trench which collapsed while being excavated to replace a sewer line.
Could this happen anywhere your employees are working?
This is a reminder for you and your organisation to consider the effectiveness of your safety management systems in preventing an incident like this from occurring at a workplace.
For information on workplace health and safety visit the Workplace Health and Safety Queensland website at www.worksafe.qld.gov.au.