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2 years ago#1
http://www.salon.com/2013/03/27/when_workers_die_and_nobody_called_911/

If this doesn't get your blood boiling regarding the plight of the economy and general callousness toward workers in this country I don't know what will.
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2 years ago#2
Just more of the wonderful mentality that if you're a low-wage temp worker, then you are obviously stupid lazy human garbage who deserves to be in poverty and then die in agony.

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2 years ago#3
That is really horrible, and there's a lot of people and that company as a whole who deserve very, very harsh punishment.
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2 years ago#4
This company is gonna get hit so hard with a lawsuit. I definitely see grounds for the criminal prosecution here.
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2 years ago#5
Sounds like the appropriate measures are being taken re: criminal and civil proceedings.
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2 years ago#6
Redcount posted...
Sounds like the appropriate measures are being taken re: criminal and civil proceedings.


Sounds like the appropriate measures should have been taken before this man suffered horribly and died, but hey, the free market will handle everything!
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2 years ago#7
It's like an inter-dimensional time portal was opened somewhere that leads to the Gilded Age, and it was intentionally left open. This would explain sooooo much.
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2 years ago#8
"I have no responsibility to help or save the life of a fellow person at the expense of myself." /typical right-wing response.


This is the kind of attitude that right-wingers have when they oppose Good Samaritan laws.
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2 years ago#9
Redcount posted...
Sounds like the appropriate measures are being taken re: criminal and civil proceedings.


you're right, the threat of criminal and civil proceedings will certainly make sure nothing like this happens!
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2 years ago#10
I definitely see grounds for the criminal prosecution here.
If right-wingers had their way, there'd be no law that mandated that we all help our fellow man if his health is in danger.
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