Granite City, IL
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Re: Free climbing
said by AndyDufresne:The only reason they really lost was they couldn't connect the death to Bluegrass. That would be like me loaning my truck to my sister in law and she kills someone. I can't be directly responsible for her driving even though she has a license to drive. That's why they won, had nothing to do with the death. They hired a contractor, that contractor is on the hook, not the company ordering the work. Reason why my roofer is insured and bonded. If his worker falls off my roof, that's what he has insurance and bonding for!
They need to crack down on that practice. What got me is how hard is it to make a couple of phone calls to find out which wireless company ordered the job. OSHA pretty much gave up after the got slapped by court in Bluegrass case.
said by VegasMan:That's the other thing I couldn't figure out either. A lot over at consumerist yesterday blasted her for blaming at&t for the same reasons. They hired a licensed and bonded contractor, it wasn't at&t's fault because the contractor subcontracted out and took 1/2 the money with it, and the added fact the safety equipment he was using failed, and rappelling off the tower. said by cableties:
Looks like the spouse of the main victim puts the blame on ATT (not the sub's sub, nor the victim's failed equipment. I am sorry for the loss, but blame isn't going to get people back. Awareness, safety and legislation just might save future lives). But we here know how "legislation and telcos works...)
I noticed that also. My first question was why doesn't she blame him? He is the moron that didn't use his safety equipment. Laws and regulations don't stop anything, it's compliance that stops the fatalities.
I kind of wanted to say: "I am sorry for your loss but had your husband used the correct equipment, properly and not rappelled off the tower there is a good chance he might still be alive. "
I guess it's easier to blame someone else these days, who cares about them pesky compliance and regulations.
Truthfully I think they need to cut out the middle men. The middle men are just profit men.
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Koetting Ford, Granite City, illinois... YOU'RE FIRED!!