Better Late Than Sorry

Better Late Than Sorry

“Better safe than sorry” is a modern English idiom that can be traced back to Irish novelist Rory O’More (1837). Essentially, it means that it is better to take protective measures rather than be sorry that you didn’t if something bad happens. We can share this idiom...
The Verdict is In

The Verdict is In

A St. Louis jury has delivered a $5.2 million verdict in a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit over a tent collapse at a downtown sports bar. Reference St. Louis Dispatch. The family of a man killed at Kilroy’s Sports Bar downtown has reached a $548,000...
When We Are Right, We’re Still Wrong

When We Are Right, We’re Still Wrong

A video clip about a possible storm approaching and how the storm could disrupt a flower show under a clear span tent revealed some disturbing things. The tent company did everything right; the clear span structure was ballasted correctly and the installation followed...

Conversation About Evacuation Plans

A colleague and I were discussing the agenda of an impending meeting with the Fire CAC committee. He said, “If the tent rental industry paid me every time they mentioned “the problem is“ without adding a solution, I would be a rich man.” The challenge my...

Placing Economics Ahead of Safety

Given the recent tragedies in Wood Dale, IL, and Lancaster, NH we will never know for sure if the tent installation failed because of improper staking, faulty components or equipment failure. What we do understand is that there was an early severe storm warning from...