Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Corporations kill people too
Even when the corporation is culpable for the actions that lead to the deaths.
Acting with knowledge that a harm will result.
Take Massey Energy, a company with one of the worst records in modern times. In this article, "Feds Reveal Theory On Why W.Va. Mine Exploded," we get a glimpse of what caused the deaths of 29 people (about 6 times as many as were killed by the recent Arizona shooting which is all over the news!).
From the article:
"Officials stopped short of blaming Massey Energy directly but said the mine was "noncompliant" in multiple ways."
That's a nice way of saying, the company chose to take actions that put its own employees at risk. And thus they died.
And it's not the first time either. Go ahead, "google it!" (Massey AND worker deaths)
I dare you.