Past Neglect of Verizon: US Labor Department’s OSHA cites Verizon NY Inc. for repeat and serious safety violations following utility worker’s death in Brooklyn.
1. Verizon Cited only $13,500 for the Death in 2007 of Mr. Gary Gibbons in Plymouth MA.
2. Verizon Cited only $140,700 for the Death of Mr. Douglas Lalima in New York
3. Verizon Makes OSHA List of Severe Safety Violators
4. Misc OSHA Violations with Verizon: • http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=NEWS_RELEASES&p_id=22017
I did not know this until I read a about the OSHA investigation, but If you state what is true this this next paragraph about Verizon “COOKING THE BOOK” which is a nice way of stating they lied, committed fraud and tampered with evidence to cover up the neglect and to hinder further fines and violations, shouldn’t this be criminal.
This is exactly what I mean Verizon indeed lies, and commits illegal operations but continues to get away with this.
During OSHA’s investigation (#315915249), the agency cited Verizon with repeat offenses, such as failure to provide personal protective equipment like rubber gloves for workers exposed to high voltage. Verizon was also not providing employees with training or safe practices for working around high voltage power lines. In addition, Verizon was not keeping accurate occupational safety and health records, and it appears that Verizon was cooking the books by reporting a fatality as an injury on OSHA Form 300.
These fins that Verizon are getting for these deaths and violation will never, I mean never impact them from changing their ways and continuing to commit fraud. A company that ears TRILLIONS and being punished in PENNIES will never change. And when they know a death of their employees are only valued at $13,500, what is to stop them from killing another employee.