Ri$k Happens: Rent and a dent

Jun. 13, 2021 - By Mary Ann Gormly, CERP - Loss Analyst, ARA Insurance

A man went into a local rental store to pick up some items for his daughter’s birthday party. He completed the paperwork at the counter and was directed to pull around to the side of the rental yard to the loading zone. Paperwork in hand, he did as he was directed.

As he waited for his turn, he felt a bump and heard a loud metal-on-metal screech. He turned around and saw that a skid steer was up against the side of his car. The employee operating the skid steer was looking to their right, preparing to turn, and didn’t realize he had gotten so close to the cars waiting at the loading area.

Remind your employees to always be aware of their surroundings.

This item, provided by ARA Insurance, Kansas City, Mo., contains safety tips and is intended to help readers better understand and manage risk. For more safety and risk management information, customers of ARA Insurance can log on to ReSource. Access is free, so if you haven’t signed up yet, contact your agent or call 800-821-6580.


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