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August 6 - August 12, 2012

A Pennsylvania painting company owner faces criminal charges for the electrocution of an employee. Authorities say he ignored the presence of high-power lines on a job site. Is the charge fair?

Answers Votes
Criminal charges are overkill, but he should face OSHA sanctions. 49%
Yes. Employers are accountable for worker safety and welfare. 46%
No. Workers should be accountable for their own safety. 5%

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Tagged categories: Accidents; Criminal acts; Ethics; Fatalities; Health and safety; OSHA
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