Jail Time? May 2004

There are a few acts of omission or commission by the management that can get them to jail, i.e., the act is considered criminal in nature.  Consider the case where a hoist in the shop is “jumping” (mal-functioning).  The technician walks into the office of the Service Manager and informs that the hoist is not working and needs immediate repair.  The Service Manager is busy in his every day chores and burdened with mounting expenses for the month, delays the repair of the hoist to the next month.  Two weeks later, a car falls off the mal-functioning hoist and the operator employee is killed.

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