Anyways, these thoughts occur to us in the wake of the reports that four construction workers working on a 55-story condo at One Rincon Hill (sketch of the building at left) were injured when the deck they were standing on collapsed. Thank goodness they were only at the third floor when it happened -- though their injuries range from mild to serious. Cal OSHA had inspected the site a number of times before, but only found minor violations. Work's been shut down for the rest of the day and an investigation is pending.

We wish the workers a speedy recovery, of course --but this also reminds us of that Simpsons episode where they have a sign outside a construction site that says "---3 Days Since Our Last Accident," and then you see a cloud of dust and hear someone saying, "Aaaaaah, nuts."