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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

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    These people have no right to complain, if they don't want to die, they should find another job.

    Its texas, they have a right to work, not a right to safety.
    The **** is wrong with you?
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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

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    Suddenly expendable assets are human and have families?

    Troll much ?
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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    These people have no right to complain, if they don't want to die, they should find another job.

    Its texas, they have a right to work, not a right to safety.
    If someone out there is teaching a course on online (mis)behavior, the above would serve as a fine example if "trolling".
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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

    Ahh, so the workers should have banded together(protected concerted activity)and demanded more safety before continuing to work?

    Should they have just found another safer job and let some other worker die on that job?

    I wonder why a foreman is operating a machine.

    My guess is that if it wasn't a foreman working the machine, it would have been an hourly rate employee who wouldn't be in such a hurry to crush their fellow worker to death.

    Time is money, like it or not.

    ......Texas saw 524 fatal workplace injuries last year, compared with 508 a year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. That 3 percent increase was slightly higher than the growth of workplace fatalities nationwide (2 percent). The 2014 figures are preliminary, and the agency will revise them next spring.

    The next highest death toll behind Texas was in more populous California, where 334 workers died last year.

    Texas has led the nation in total workplace deaths in 11 of the past 14 years.......

    ......Texas, for instance, is the only U.S. state that does not require employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. Some companies offer private insurance instead, but last spring, state officials said at least a half-million workers are not covered at all......

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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

    Quote Originally Posted by Master PO View Post
    used to work at the castroville airport on the small planes out there back in 1999
    It's changed a lot... they just built a wally world out there.
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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

    Quote Originally Posted by Utility Man View Post
    Ahh, so the workers should have banded together(protected concerted activity)and demanded more safety before continuing to work?

    Should they have just found another safer job and let some other worker die on that job?

    I wonder why a foreman is operating a machine.

    My guess is that if it wasn't a foreman working the machine, it would have been an hourly rate employee who wouldn't be in such a hurry to crush their fellow worker to death.

    Time is money, like it or not.
    When there is more construction, which there is in Texas, that means there are more possibilities for accidents. This is life. Welcome to it. We have greater economic growth and activity because we have less onerous regulations and burdens, which means more jobs, more opportunity.

    Unions would destroy this.
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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

    from the above cite:
    ......Texas, for instance, is the only U.S. state that does not require employers to carry workers' compensation insurance. Some companies offer private insurance instead, but last spring, state officials said at least a half-million workers are not covered at all......
    one of those nasty regulations that business so wants to avoid
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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    from the above cite:
    one of those nasty regulations that business so wants to avoid
    I don't speak legalese, but would not having workers comp insurance mean that businesses would have to pay any damages directly after/before lawsuits/settlements instead of passing those costs to an insurance group? If so, I'm not sure how workers would suffer more or less except for insurance companies potentially requiring higher standards of safety behavior to remain insured.

    It seems like last time I was in Texas there was no lack of lawyers willing to take on workplace injury cases. About every other billboard and t.v. ad I saw was for one.

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    Re: 'Careless' foreman crushes woman, 19, with backhoe at Bexar County construction s

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    Suddenly expendable assets are human and have families?

    Troll much ?
    Politicizing this girls death is trolling
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