Brent McGillis: Sep 11, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Alberta WCB SHIELDS Corporations who Seriously Injure and Kill workers PART #2

This is a follow up to my last blog entry. Here is a comment from Brian Fitzpatrick that he made about an electrician who was electrocuted and killed while working on a Suncor site in Ft. McSpooge. Brian Fitzpatrick made this comment in the Gobe and Mail on April 20, 2014. I am posting this because he is basically saying the exact same thing that I said in my last post. Here it is the link to the story
Here is his comment:

Brian Fitzpatrick 143 days ago
I too agree that accidents do happen. But not all 'accidents' are accidental.
Too many serious injuries and deaths occurs to workers who are victims of their employer's reckless disregard for their safety.
Often such incidents are neither casual nor inadvertent. Often they are the result of studious and willful planning which persisted over an extended period of time.
In the past 10 years, 9,000 Canadian workers were killed at work. All of these deaths were not the result of accidents.
Few , not more than about two or 3 employers were charged under criminal law and nobody went to jail. All cases dismissed.
Many of these injuries and deaths were caused by an employer's willful neglect of an employee's safety which resulted in serious injury or death.
If an incident of this nature; disregard for others safety occurred away from the job site, the police would be involved in a Charter approved criminal investigation.

Workers do not receive proper police investigations nor are they allowed access to civil court.
Workers are not equally protected by the Charter.
The Worker's Compensation Board (WCB) and or Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) OHS are in charge.
The WCB and the OHS are not the police.
The WCB and OHS have effectively immunized reckless employers from criminal law.
In Canada, manslaughter, a form of murder punishable by up to 25 years in prison is not a crime if it occurs while one is at work.
Here is Brian Fitzpatrick's second comment:

Just to be clear: when I indicated in my previous post that some injuries and deaths of workers can be the result of studious planning by an employer, I wasn't saying there was intent or malice involved in the studious but reckless planning.
That would be murder.
I was merely stating that serious incidents are often the result of long term stupidity/recklessness with regard to safety on the part of an employer who knowingly exposes workers to known dangers.
In other words: closing both eyes to a risky plan or action. One can still see after closing a blind eye.
The WCB and OHS were created to mitigate this reality on behalf of workers. The greatest success that the WCB and OHS has achieved is to deny workers their Charter right to be secure in their person while at work by immunizing employers from criminal charges.
Some employers are unconcerned with the consequences of a charge of manslaughter when, as is the case in Canada, reckless disregard for safety resulting in death is not a crime if it occurs on the work site.
It is merely an infraction of the Worker's Compensation Act. No biggie.
I hope this clears up my previous and somewhat clumsy comment.

Alberta WCB 100% INSULATES corporations from criminal charges for KILLING workers! BEWARE

  Here is a link to a business in the State of California that was investigated, charged and then fully penalized with CASH fines and penalties totalling $1 Million dollars USD for killing a worker in a knitting machine|70|329|75|304|92. This kind of investigation and subsequent prosecution will NEVER happen as long as the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta continues to run Hellberta. Because of the current PC Party corruption crisis, CIBC Bank has sent in their best trained Political Mercenary that the Harper government can spare.
  Alberta Justice Department uses what it likes to call "Creative Sentencing". Creative Sentencing is literally another kickback scheme that the WCB of Ab funnels directly back to the Foreign owned Transnational Corporations. This corrupt practice makes sure that the offending employer who carelessly KILLS workers will get most of their fines BACK in the form of bogus training centers run by THE company who killed your loved one.
 Q. Who was the last Justice Minister before Alison Redford became Premier of Alberta?
    A. Alison Redford is correct.
Rick Caron and his injured wife Penny took undeniable proof of Document Tampering at the WCB Appeals Commission to then Justice Minister Alison Redford asking her to investigate. She returned a hand signed letter stating that "There was no evidence of impropriety or document tampering within the Appeals Commission". It is my opinion that on that day Alison Redford broke the Law in Alberta.
Knowingly signing false documentation as the sitting Justice Minister is grounds for criminal charges without a doubt in my mind.
  A Fascism style government of super corrupt corporately PAID for government cronies CANNOT exist without the explicit complicity of the National Constabulary {RCMP}. And now you know the WHY in why the RCMP and ALL City Police Departments in Alberta refuse to investigate ANY complaints about FRAUD activities within the Alberta Workers Compensation Board and its Satellite offices like the Appeals Commission.
  There is ONE {1} constant in the behavior of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and all other Cop/Firemen and Government worker organizations: There are 2 Rules when you F/U as a Cop/ Government worker.
  Rule #1: Cover your own ASS! The acronym CYOA is spoke fluently in Cop and Gov. worker circles.
  Rule #2: If millions of taxpayer dollars to blame somebody else fails: For Gods Sake CYOA!
Killing workers with reckless policies and then blaming some else for your failure to protect workers under your command is S.O.P. {Standard Operating Procedure} for Cops/Government in Hellberta. Here in Canada the Mr. Big Sting by our national constabulary is used widely to INSULATE Cops from their culpability. Bogus Ab Justice fines maintain a Litigious Insulation Blanket around Foreign owned corporations, thus saving them from expensive litigation. WCB Alberta is Bulletproof Litigious INSULATION blanket protecting Cops/Government and PC Crony Corporations from prosecution for recklessly endangering workers under their command.