More on the death of Jmimytai Damour. Actually, this time some disgusting info about Walmart.
(If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click here, here, or here…)
In doing some Googling, I discovered a pitiful CODA to this story. Since the death of Jdimyta three years ago, apparently Walmart has been vigorously contesting a measly $7,000 fine from OSHA.
First reported in the New York Times, many observers have been baffled: Why has Walmart spent upwards of $2 MILLION to fight a $7,000 fine?
The answer seems to be: precedent.
Walmart appears to believe that agreeing to the fine will bind them to legal precedent and perhaps bigger fines, should there be additional incidents in the future.
The bottom line seems to still be the bottom line, and not concern for people.
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