Texas Factory FAILURE of Management !!!

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Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#1 Apr 23, 2013
“How come there’s no manhunt for the owner of the Texas factory, which did far more damage than the Boston bombers?” He was right to wonder.

The explosion of the West Fertilizer Co. plant on April 17 in West, Tex., killed 14 people, injured more than 160 and destroyed dozens of buildings. Yet unlike the tragedy in Boston, the Texas plant explosion began to vanish from cable TV less than 36 hours after it occurred. Marquee correspondents like Anderson Cooper were pulled out of West and sent back to Boston, and little airtime was spared for updates from Texas, even as many town residents remained missing. The networks seemed to decide covering two big stories was covering one too many, as if we journalists can’t chew gum and walk at the same time. The media’s neglect has greatly increased the danger that the explosion will quickly be forgotten, to the detriment of U.S. workers.

The coverage so far of the Texas disaster is a far cry from the gold bar of workplace safety reporting, set by Walter Cronkite in 1968 following the Farmington, W.Va., mine explosion, in which 78 miners were killed. Then, Cronkite camped out for four days in a field in the middle of winter and provided in-depth stories on the mine explosion and its aftermath. Cronkite’s impassioned journalism is widely credited by workplace safety advocates as inspiring the passage of the first federal mine safety legislation: the 1969 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. Since the legislation was enacted, the number of coal mining accidents have plummeted from 311 in 1968 to just 19 in 2012.

I wondered how 270 tons of explosive chemicals could be so close to schools, apartments, and a nursing home in West, TX. Turns out that Gov. Perry's "business friendly" Texas has mostly weak or non-existent zoning regulations. Houston has no zoning/planning department. First responders weren't even aware of the hazards and were killed in the huge blast. This is a disaster not unlike those we hear about in the developing world.
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Apr 23, 2013
Where was Obama's OSHA?
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Apr 23, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
“How come there’s no manhunt for the owner of the Texas factory, which did far more damage than the Boston bombers?” He was right to wonder.
The explosion of the West Fertilizer Co. plant on April 17 in West, Tex., killed 14 people, injured more than 160 and destroyed dozens of buildings. Yet unlike the tragedy in Boston, the Texas plant explosion began to vanish from cable TV less than 36 hours after it occurred. Marquee correspondents like Anderson Cooper were pulled out of West and sent back to Boston, and little airtime was spared for updates from Texas, even as many town residents remained missing. The networks seemed to decide covering two big stories was covering one too many, as if we journalists can’t chew gum and walk at the same time. The media’s neglect has greatly increased the danger that the explosion will quickly be forgotten, to the detriment of U.S. workers.
The coverage so far of the Texas disaster is a far cry from the gold bar of workplace safety reporting, set by Walter Cronkite in 1968 following the Farmington, W.Va., mine explosion, in which 78 miners were killed. Then, Cronkite camped out for four days in a field in the middle of winter and provided in-depth stories on the mine explosion and its aftermath. Cronkite’s impassioned journalism is widely credited by workplace safety advocates as inspiring the passage of the first federal mine safety legislation: the 1969 Coal Mine Health and Safety Act. Since the legislation was enacted, the number of coal mining accidents have plummeted from 311 in 1968 to just 19 in 2012.
I wondered how 270 tons of explosive chemicals could be so close to schools, apartments, and a nursing home in West, TX. Turns out that Gov. Perry's "business friendly" Texas has mostly weak or non-existent zoning regulations. Houston has no zoning/planning department. First responders weren't even aware of the hazards and were killed in the huge blast. This is a disaster not unlike those we hear about in the developing world.
It was an inside job,to get the insurance payoff champ!
Bushwacked

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Apr 23, 2013
Gay Slewsie's solen artcle says "Texas has mostly weak or non-existent zoning regulations. Houston has no zoning/planning department. First responders weren't even aware of the hazards and were killed in the huge blast. This is a disaster not unlike those we hear about in the developing world." Sounds like a massive government filure. LMAROLFU~!!!
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#5 Apr 23, 2013
It's a massive state government "filure", all right ??? Texax rethuglican'ts..... As for OSHA, currently underfunded....but they've had fines in the past.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#6 Apr 24, 2013
Rick Perry also should be named in the same lawsuit. His opposition to anything EPA is vocal and vivid and supports people like the fertilizer plant owner. I'm still shaking my head and mumbling My God what if this had happened while the school was in session.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Apr 24, 2013
Sen.Ted(greasy)Cruz is begging the Obama Admin. for federal aid9FEMA) that was man made,yet he advocated against federal aid for the victims of hurricane Sandy a natural diaster,how do you spell teabagger hypocrite? Texas.
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 24, 2013
There are those who blame the state when it's good for their cause.

When a huricane hit New Orleans who was blamed?

GW Bush, now an explosion hits an OSHA supervised plant and the state is being blamed.

Anyone see the obvious conflict?

Slewer, everyone knows your position so STFU!!
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Apr 24, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
There are those who blame the state when it's good for their cause.
When a huricane hit New Orleans who was blamed?
GW Bush, now an explosion hits an OSHA supervised plant and the state is being blamed.
Anyone see the obvious conflict?
Slewer, everyone knows your position so STFU!!
Does anyone see that you're a complete idiot and a fool? explain how an explosion can hit a plant? also Bush was blame wasn't blame for the hurricane Katrina,he was blame for not reacting to the emergency idiot.

Sidebar: Red States Republicans primary talking point is to much govt.regulations,and that regulations should be left to states!

just think fake Bushwacked if you had a piece of brain you're be dangerous to yourself,you would have fiqure out how to blow your ignorant head off.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Apr 24, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
There are those who blame the state when it's good for their cause.
When a huricane hit New Orleans who was blamed?
GW Bush, now an explosion hits an OSHA supervised plant and the state is being blamed.
Anyone see the obvious conflict?
Slewer, everyone knows your position so STFU!!
You're doing a heck of a job Brownie! Hyhahahaha
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Apr 24, 2013
redeemer wrote:
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Does anyone see that you're a complete idiot and a fool? explain how an explosion can hit a plant? also Bush was blame wasn't blame for the hurricane Katrina,he was blame for not reacting to the emergency idiot.
Sidebar: Red States Republicans primary talking point is to much govt.regulations,and that regulations should be left to states!
just think fake Bushwacked if you had a piece of brain you're be dangerous to yourself,you would have fiqure out how to blow your ignorant head off.
Sorry, communicating with you is a waste of time, bye.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#12 Apr 24, 2013
Once again(comma), you're a mo-ron.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Apr 24, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
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Sorry, communicating with you is a waste of time, bye.
yeah good,thats what cowards do when the can't spin or lie themselfs out of one of their lies loser ,you cheap ignorant low class bottom feeder.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#14 Apr 24, 2013
Did any of the low information voters that are saying it is a management issue actually read the plagiarized verbiage listed above?

Of course not.

A couple of intelligent people commenting above have said it best: It is a failure of government – which is what the original piece above states.
Bushwhacker

Seattle, WA

#15 Apr 24, 2013
Yep, Texas state government AKA Rick Perry....

Perry also should be named in the same lawsuit. His opposition to anything EPA is vocal and vivid and supports people like the fertilizer plant owner. I'm still shaking my head and mumbling My God what if this had happened while the school was in session.
redeemer

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Apr 24, 2013
Bushwhacker wrote:
Yep, Texas state government AKA Rick Perry....
Perry also should be named in the same lawsuit. His opposition to anything EPA is vocal and vivid and supports people like the fertilizer plant owner. I'm still shaking my head and mumbling My God what if this had happened while the school was in session.
Excellent point Champ hahaha,the liars primary agrument is that government should not interfer with the private sector,the government can't pick winners and losers in the free(open)market
unless they did a government bailout! or a government fall guy obama/Osha FEMA!

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#18 Apr 24, 2013
If we had the Fertilizer control/ban in place, like we have been pushing for, this would not have happened. This is not about Politics; this is about doing what is right! The majority of America wants this ban/control and those in Washington just don't get it!
Bushwhacker

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Apr 24, 2013
OSHA is Federal.

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#21 Apr 24, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
If we had the Fertilizer control/ban in place, like we have been pushing for, this would not have happened. This is not about Politics; this is about doing what is right! The majority of America wants this ban/control and those in Washington just don't get it!
As the Messiah says, "If it saves just one life, then it will be worth it."

Ban all fertilizer. Do it for the good of the children.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#23 Apr 24, 2013
NSP Phocker wrote:
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Umm, regulation is not the same as "control/ban". Try again for your GED.
UMM Dumbphocker, It was friggin sarcasim. Try and keep up! Public School drop out??

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