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Monday, June 10, 2013

TX Fertilizer Plant Explosion Was No Accident

Huff Post Excerpt:
Almost everyone in America knows the names of the two young terrorists allegedly responsible for the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings, but few can identify the owner of the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas, two days later. Both are culpable of killing innocent people, but the media, along with government regulators and law enforcement agencies, poured much more time and resources into finding the two Tsarnaev brothers than they did in investigating Donald Adair. Crime in the streets (particularly by terrorists) is big news but crime in the suites rarely makes headlines.

Why isn't the American public calling for the arrest, conviction, and imprisonment of Adair, the owner of the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, where an explosion on April 17 killed 14 people, left 200 others with injuries (including burns, lacerations, and broken bones), flattened houses and a 50-unit apartment building, destroyed a nursing home, damaged a local school, and left a crater 93 feet by 10 feet?
Full Story here.

If they put profit before people, and allow greed to put lives at risk, they should be punished. Even if a local, state or federal inspector hadn't visited their operation for the past six months, year, or ten years, they can't demand government must get out of the way and then blame government for being out of the way whatever the reason.

Also, did you know that Rep. Paul Ryan voted against HR 5522 in 2008? HR 5522 would override weaker state rules with stronger OSHA regulations for controlling dust hazards in the workplace to prevent, yes you guessed it ...EXPLOSIONS!

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