This is another sad story about greed and cost cutting.
My heart goes out to the victims family and loved one's, even after all these years, they will still remember this tragic event as if it happened
The time that it takes for the court to hear and then rule in such cases is criminal in itself.
This only make the family suffer more.
This is a story i know all to well.
I spent a good part of my short life working installing metal roofs.
My former employer, a man named David Smith( real name ).
Was a man that loved to cut costs. Especially when it came to saving on materials and safety. I nearly lost my life working for him and his unsafe
ways and i have the scars to prove it.
After i finished working for him as he was UNSAFE.
On a job site at Bennetts Green, in Nsw, Australia , 25th of April 2003. Judith Davis, dave's female companion, was on the job site, on the roof,
9.6mtrs off the ground, with no safety gear on. ie without a saftey harness, collecting lunch orders for the workers.
Judith stepped on a polycarbonate sheet and fell through it, on to the SAFETY wire below,
then she fell through that wire, 9.6 metres to her death, just because the SAFETY wire wasn't secured properly to one of two australian saftey
standards, as it would have taken longer and cost more money for Dave or his employee's to secure the wire properly.
David was later charged with and then prosectuted for, industrial manslaughter, for the death of Judith.( He should have been charged with more in my
Dave was the first person in New South Wales ever to be charged and prosecuted for industrial manslaughter.
He has never served any prison time for his conviction, nore will he. He still works as a roofer today.
The law sucks IMO.
Sorry I cant link to my story , but if anyone can help link please help.
Or just google, Death of Judith Davis Newcastle( australia,) and you will see for yourself what i say is fact, and that these storys are very much
edit on 20-8-2011 by meathed because: (no reason given)