Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Just A Question

In New York, last week a limousine was involved in a crash and 20 people died including the driver. Terrible tragedy. The police arrested the owner of the limousine company charging him with criminal negligent homicide.
 
I just have a question.
 
If there is a plane accident, do they arrest the owner of the plane or the CEO of the plane company or the civil aviation minister? If there is a train accident do they arrest the owner of the train company or the CEO of the train company or the general manager or the railway minister? Same way for ship accident too.
 
But why they arrest a limousine company owner if one of his/her limo got involved in an accident?

18 comments:

  1. Your question is logical unless there is deficiency in maitenance of vehicles leading to accident. There too the official in charge should be hauled up. One can arrest the driver if there is negligence on his part.
    Waiting to know from your readers.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. If there is a deficiency in maintenance of a plane leading to accident, why a plane owner or CEO of plane company is not arrested? I am wondering.

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  2. I think the arrest might more be due to the fact that the press might be questioning the dept officials on what they have done. Considering the no. of people who died, this looks like a major accident. The owner may be let off after the trial, and the driver or other people who were actually responsible might get severe punishment is what I feel.

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. Why don't they arrest the CEO of an airline company in such situation?

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  3. Totally agree with you SG.
    When a tragedy/accident happens, don't go after the CEO.

    Regards,
    Ken Lay and Bernard Ebbers

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    1. Thanks for your comments Kenneth and Bernard. Hey guys, we are talking here about accidents. Ken, as Enron CEO, you are a convicted criminal in the Enron scandal. Bernard, as WorldCom CEO, you are also a convicted criminal for fraud and conspiracy.

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  4. If more vehicles of a company happen to be involved in accidents,it can be manufacturing defect. In that case the owner and the head of th manufacturing department may be held responsible. This thing I think can be tied to the title nonsense.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sarala. You are correct. This should be considered nonsense.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ash. Glad you found this as a good question.

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  6. Someone has to take the blame. They made the limo company owner as the scapegoat. That's all.

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    1. Thanks for your comments. My question is why don't they use the same logic and arrest the CEO of an airlines or the general manager of the railways.

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  7. valid question! I think they should first investigate the reason for accident, then only someone can be blamed.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Renu. I agree.

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  8. I wonder what were the facts which led to his arrest-it seems quite illogical.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Indu. Please read the comments from Pradeep. He has more detailed information.

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  9. Very good question, Rajan. I never thought of this angle. Yes, very rarely do we hear the owner of an airline company being charged with homicide when there is a plane accident resulting in multiple fatalities.

    In this particular case, as I understand from multiple media reports, the arrest was not because of this one particular accident in which 20 people died. Apparently, the company had a history of repeated safety violations. And the owner had ignored repeated warnings not to have the vehicle on the road. So, I guess the arrest was because of that.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Pradeep. You seem very thorough in your research of the issue. I am impressed.

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