Just in case you were wondering, the official worth of a chemical-plant worker's life is just a skosh under $25,000. That's the word from the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in its decision to fine a Dupont chemical plant in La Porte, Texas, a whopping $99,000
Because mentioning Jesus is enough to get idiot America to vote Republican. I don't believe most politicians even care about abortion. It's really just about keeping old white men in control.
So $25,000 per person? I assume that blahs and messicans would only cost 3/5ths of $25K?
Only blahs were 3/5ths. The constitution doesn't mention messicans. And two of the victims (brothers) had messican names. We're talking about shitty jobs in Texas, after all.
Hey Dok Zoom, or any other "King"!I haz a question about what can be posted. I was going to post pieces of the .png that was sent out where I work (the parts that concern DuPont, I would need to exclude the parts about where I work). Besides a description of what happened, it includes a brief obit for each of the victims, with all their names and photos of 3 of them. It looks like it is a pic of part of a newspaper article. But maybe it wouldn't be okay to post something with their names?
To be fair, a proper safety system, training, and working ventilation would have cost well over $99,000.
Does Oklahoma know about this stuff? It sounds like it might be more effective than nitrogen.
Sorry. Not a bunch of sympathy for Tejas here. They made Greg Asshat their governor, after he said profits over people. So I say, go ahead Dow. Stick all your plants that produce toxic gas in Tejas.
More like Black Flag...
Too rigged to jail.
You have to take into account the "Kill 3 The Fourth one's Free" card DuPont was using.
Yeah, when I first read about the brother giving his respirator to his suing brother in one of the news clips on TRMS, I lost it for a bit.
At the minimum, put the corporation in "prison" for a healthy term. That is put them into receivership, fire the board, appoint a new one from the community, cancel top management contracts, all profits during the "prison" term go into a compensation fund, etc.
DuPont is likely still on the hook for lawsuits, but they'll pay a pittance.
This should cost DuPont 25-30 million bucks compensation for the deaths, plus a lot more in criminal fines because the negligence was deliberate.
Thanks for the correction; I've updated the piece.
This is what was circulated the day after. I assume it came from a local newspaper account.In the article, it says that the cause was a valve failure. I assume that is what DuPont told the reporter. As Dok's post says, it came out in the Chemical Safety Board's investigation that the valve was opened intentionally per standard operating procedure.
"the official worth of a chemical-plant worker’s life is just a skosh under $25,000"
It's Texas, so I'm guessing that's like, 2 YEARS SALARY! Think of the job creators commie!