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Thursday, December 07, 2023

A waste disposal firm manager has been found guilty of manslaughter after a worker was crushed to death in an industrial shredder.

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"Mr Willis's mother Caroline reported him missing on the evening of 15 September when he did not return home to Tipton and called Timmins just before 23:00 BST to ask if he had seen him.

Ms Agnew said the worker's mother had been told by Timmins that he had not seen him since the morning when he had left and walked up the road.

Police went to the yard on 17 September and, after checking CCTV, started a lengthy search of Poplars Landfill Site in Cannock."

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-06 12:25 PM | Reply

Don't tell Fargo's Jerry Lundegaard (William Macy)!

#2 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2023-12-06 12:31 PM | Reply

Clownshack should be by shortly to applaud the managers efforts

#3 | Posted by oneironaut at 2023-12-06 01:28 PM | Reply

I'm just here to applaud your efforts.

Still not a good troll, but definitely giving it your best.

I've really taken up a lot of space in that empty head of yours.

#4 | Posted by ClownShack at 2023-12-06 01:37 PM | Reply

"To shreds, you say."
-Professor Farnsworth

#5 | Posted by Sycophant at 2023-12-06 02:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Good news everyone!"

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-06 08:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Yeah. Somebody is, at the very least, being criminally negligent when an employee dies in this manner.

#7 | Posted by moder8 at 2023-12-07 01:31 PM | Reply

Back in my days at the refinery we would get safety bulletins from other companies detailing injuries that occurred on their sites. I'll never forget the one where a maintenance worker was working in a cooling tower basin and the suction pump kicked on. This one in particular had a 36-inch suction - designed for moving a massive amount of water. It reduced him to residue. Lockout/tagout is no joke.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2023-12-07 04:18 PM | Reply

Kinda like the BumbleBee Tuna incident.

www.nbcnews.com

#9 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-07 07:21 PM | Reply

#9: "Prosecutions of workplace violations are uncommon -- even in fatalities."

Because that would be Bad For Business.

#10 | Posted by snoofy at 2023-12-07 07:25 PM | Reply

Tangentially related...

Richard Crafts, notorious wood chipper murderer, released from prison (2020)
www.courant.com

... According to Courant archives, prosecutors said Richard Crafts bought a large freezer on Nov. 17, 1986. The next day, Nov. 18, was the last time anyone saw Helle Crafts.

On the morning of Nov. 19, Richard Crafts drove their children from their home in Newtown to his sister's house in Westport. On Nov. 20 he rented a wood chipper and a truck, which he used to haul the wood chipper.

The state said Crafts killed his wife, froze her body, cut it up with a chain saw and used a wood chipper in several areas of Newtown and Southbury to do away with the body. He then disposed of the freezer to prevent authorities from finding any evidence.

On Nov. 20, several witnesses saw the truck and the wood chipper in different locations in Newtown and Southbury, including on a steel bridge in Newtown between 3 and 4 a.m. Crafts told someone he was clearing limbs downed in a Nov. 18 storm. However, no tree limbs fell on his property during the storm.

State police later searched the area near the steel bridge and found among the piles of wood chips an envelope bearing the victim's name, pieces of bone and tissue, a human fingernail and crowns to the victim's teeth, prosecutors said.

Police also recovered, underwater near the steel bridge, Crafts' chain saw and a saw blade. ...



#14 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 07:34 PM | Reply

@#11 ... he could of jumped in ...

Or maybe he was pushed?

#15 | Posted by LampLighter at 2023-12-07 07:35 PM | Reply

#13 | POSTED BY PASTMYPRIME

It's like you're not even trying. Everyone of your sock puppets is an unfunny, unintelligent cartoon.

#16 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-07 08:24 PM | Reply

#15 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

RTFA

#17 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2023-12-07 08:28 PM | Reply

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