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October 10, 2018

Sad tales (and criminal charges) involving dangerous business practices then and now

If you are interested in more of the sad particulars on the events that led to the Welansky case, here is a link to a 20-minute documentary with a partial recreation of the events at Coconut Grove.

Meanwhile, this news out of New York, headlined "Operator of limo in fatal upstate N.Y. crash charged with criminally negligent homicide," provides a high-profile example of one persistent lesson of the Welansky case: dangerous business decisions resulting in a pile of bodies will often lead to criminal charges. From the start of the article:

The operator of the limousine company whose vehicle was involved in the fatal crash that killed 20 people Saturday in upstate New York has been arrested and charged with criminally negligent homicide, state police told NBC News.

Nauman Hussain, the operator of Prestige Limousine, was taken into custody after a traffic stop on Wednesday, New York State Police said. He was charged with a single count of criminally negligent homicide, but the charge lists all 20 victims, police said.

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That crash in NY is so terribly sad.

Posted by: Kristen Eby | Oct 15, 2018 9:49:26 AM

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