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A little news.. had to hurt

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:53 am
by bill
Didn't know if I should laugh or cry for the guy-

PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2005 6:07 pm
by smartin4
That's some serious s**t (pun intended).

Kidding aside, it sounds to me like someone who wanted a free ride for the rest of his life.

From the article:

“When I struck the lighter, the whole thing just detonated — the whole top blew off,” said Jenkins, a methane power plant operator with North West Fuels Development Inc.

C'mon, the guy is a methane power plant operator, and he did not know that what he was doing could be dangerous? You can't just wait till after you take a dump to have your cig?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2005 11:08 pm
by bill
Yeah, it sounds like Jenkins found a hungry lawyer and their going to try to retire on the accident. Jenkins has to be covered by workers compensation by law... And, just guessing, he's probably a union employee with a decent injury package.

If the lawyer gets half of the 10 million and Jenkins lives until he's 80 years old that equals about 185k per year for Jenkins not counting interest earned. It's a heck of a lot more than I would award for an accident.