June 19, 2009 | Mark Paradies

Canadian Company President Claims: “An Accident is an Accident … You Don’t Penalize Something That Could Not Be Prevented.”

Another sad crane accident kills a worker in Quebec. The regulatory authority fines two companies involved a total of $31,080 Canadian Dollars.

A story in The Montreal Gazette provides the following quote from a company President about the fine:

“It’s unjust,” Poirier said. “An accident is an accident.”

You don’t penalize something that could not have been prevented, she added.

Hmmm…

If they can’t figure out how to stop killing people when disassembling a crane, maybe they shouldn’t be allowed to operate cranes?

Maybe it’s time the company President attended a TapRooT® Course? I’d suggest the 5-Day!

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