3.22.09Case7.9 - negligence. 4. Companies can learn that...

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Terry Crew BUS 120 March 22, 2009 Pg. 406, 1+4 1. With gas prices increasing, the cost of maintenance decreased? I think this is the main issue with this entire case. The cost of maintenance that preserved the life of the workers, that preserved the environment, and that was openly negligible for life altogether. Running an oil line is dangerous work, but keeping the standards high is expected, even in a troubled economy. If you had a pet lion that attacked the neighbor, you would be responsible for its actions. In the same way, everything as a result of the oil line not doing its best to maintain it is an act of
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Unformatted text preview: negligence. 4. Companies can learn that they are responsible for making completely sure that their facilities are safe. OSHA ensures that workers can expect a safe working environment, because nobody expects to go to their job and never make it home at the end of the day. Just like every citizen that lives near a plant does not expect it to blow up and lose their lives. In the United States, we have grown accustomed to being safe in all circumstances, knowing that our health and safety is paramount....
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