Wednesday, August 8, 2007

$1000 Fine for Manslaughter

CNN reports that the company Powers Fasteners, Inc., will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Milena Del Valle when the epoxy the company provided to the Big Dig proved incapable of holding up the 26 ton concrete blocks that made up the ceiling of the tunnel.

The company knew that their product was inadequate, and failed to inform anybody.

In Massachusettes, the penalty for a company found guilty of involuntary manslaughter is $1,000.

Some wrongs are just so obviously wrong, nothing more needs to be said.

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