Yesterday's Tractor Co.
Shop Now View Cart
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Tractor Talk Discussion Forum

Re: BP settles its criminal case.

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]

11-17-2012 05:21:58

Report to Moderator

Question. What is your solution, fine them they pass the cost on, make them pay for the clean-up they pass the cost on, let tem go scot-free there is no incentive to do it right. I have to have insurance so that if I cause an accident and somebody is hurt my butt is covered. I feel the mid-level guys that are going to jail are being scapegoats, because they probably were being pressured by the higher-ups to maximize profits in order to keep their jobs. My opinion only, yours probably will differ.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
John in La

11-17-2012 17:51:20

Report to Moderator
 Re: BP settles its criminal case. in reply to MoMike, 11-17-2012 05:21:58  
I totally agree with you. There is no simple answer to the fines and you should hear some of the maneuvering that is being done by our local government to make sure they get a big chunk of the pie.

I also think they are going to uncharted ground by charging the 3 workers.
A Boss will have a hard choice to make if these charges stick. Do I do as the company orders even though I know it is not safe or do I shut this operation down and risk loosing my job.

What we really need to remember is 11 lives were lost because a company wanted to maximize profits.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]

11-18-2012 12:33:19

Report to Moderator
 Re: BP settles its criminal case. in reply to John in La, 11-17-2012 17:51:20  
It may be uncharted water in the US... but that type of law exists here. It's commonly known as the Westray act... after the Westray coal mine disaster that killed 26 men. That has generally been considered the standard in Canada for gross negligence by management in pursuit of profit. They were charged at the time and the charges stayed because there was no reasonable expectation of conviction because of the way the laws were written at the time...


[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

Fast Shipping!  Most of our stocked parts ship within 24 hours (M-Th). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a company you can trust and have generous return policies. Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Copyright © 1997-2016 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters