So what's a mans life worth?

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So what's a mans life worth?

Postby JK » Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:31 am

Apparently in Australia its $152,000 or A$200,000. They were generous and gave his family A$20,000

So, here we have a company (Inco ship management) convicted of providing inadequate training, instruction, supervision, and information which leads to the death of a mechanic. His family gets a pittance and deprived of his income the rest of his working life.

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Re: So what's a mans life worth?

Postby JollyJack » Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:24 am

A young lad was killed in an auto body shop in Dartmouth a few years ago. The company was found to be 100% at fault. Their penalty? $20,000. That's the price of a young man's life in Nova Scotia, just the cost of doing business. The Labour Standards Act here is a joke, even the standard working week is 48 hours!
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Re: So what's a mans life worth?

Postby The Dieselduck » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:25 pm

Its makes me so sad to think of the human tragedy workplace accidents leave behind - hitting the whole family hard. A neighbor of mine just had a serious accident the other day, and their life is not upside down, but they are thinking about some major impacts to their life, especially in the near future.
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