Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby Lootifer on Thu May 02, 2013 6:36 pm

Nope, texans can do what they like. I will however call them very stupid (assuming my analysis of their safety culture is correct).
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby Juan_Bottom on Thu May 02, 2013 9:09 pm

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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby Woodruff on Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:18 am

You know...it occurs to me that if foreigners had caused this explosion, war would have been declared. America would have moved heaven and earth to find the perpetrators. But if regulatory corner cutting does it, then it's the cost of doing business cheaply, and so move along citizen, there is nothing to see here.

Perhaps to be truly effective terrorists, they should just become shitty businessmen.
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby BigBallinStalin on Fri Jul 05, 2013 1:04 pm

Woodruff wrote:You know...it occurs to me that if foreigners had caused this explosion, war would have been declared. America would have moved heaven and earth to find the perpetrators. But if regulatory corner cutting does it, then it's the cost of doing business cheaply, and so move along citizen, there is nothing to see here.

Perhaps to be truly effective terrorists, they should just become shitty businessmen.


lol, or shitty bureaucrats, or shitty politicians--who excel only in getting reelected.
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby notyou2 on Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:04 pm

The Quebec explosion was WAAAYYY bigger.
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby Timminz on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:26 am

notyou2 wrote:The Quebec explosion was WAAAYYY bigger.


The main difference being that the Quebec explosion was due to criminal negligence, while in Texas, that kind of negligence is perfectly legal.
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby Lootifer on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:25 pm

BigBallinStalin wrote:
Woodruff wrote:You know...it occurs to me that if foreigners had caused this explosion, war would have been declared. America would have moved heaven and earth to find the perpetrators. But if regulatory corner cutting does it, then it's the cost of doing business cheaply, and so move along citizen, there is nothing to see here.

Perhaps to be truly effective terrorists, they should just become shitty businessmen.


lol, or shitty bureaucrats, or shitty politicians--who excel only in getting reelected.

But since democracy is so awesome, Im pretty sure that means that aforementioned politicians are actually awesome!

HOOREY!

(great logic though Woody, love your work).
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby Night Strike on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:37 pm

Timminz wrote:
notyou2 wrote:The Quebec explosion was WAAAYYY bigger.


The main difference being that the Quebec explosion was due to criminal negligence, while in Texas, that kind of negligence is perfectly legal.


Have there been any reports published saying willful negligence was involved in this case rather than just an accident?
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby notyou2 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:14 pm

Night Strike wrote:
Timminz wrote:
notyou2 wrote:The Quebec explosion was WAAAYYY bigger.


The main difference being that the Quebec explosion was due to criminal negligence, while in Texas, that kind of negligence is perfectly legal.


Have there been any reports published saying willful negligence was involved in this case rather than just an accident?


There are 2 investigations underway. One by the national transportation department and another by the police.

There is a strong likelihood it was an act of negligence, possibly willful negligence.
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Re: Major explosion at fertilizer plant near Waco, Texas.

Postby Lootifer on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:23 pm

Night Strike wrote:
Timminz wrote:
notyou2 wrote:The Quebec explosion was WAAAYYY bigger.


The main difference being that the Quebec explosion was due to criminal negligence, while in Texas, that kind of negligence is perfectly legal.


Have there been any reports published saying willful negligence was involved in this case rather than just an accident?

Show me an industrial accident that occured at a plant where they had a high standard* of safety.

Show me an industrial accident that could not have been prevented by simple saftey measures.

*as defined by, say, one of those charts that show the 4-5 levels of organisational safety culture.
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