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brokencowboy
May 28, 2008, 01:12 PM
A soldier dies due KBR not repairing electrical problem.

http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/05/28/soldier.electrocutions/index.html

Not only do our troops have to dodge enemy fire, they have to beware of private contractors.

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mbt2001
May 28, 2008, 01:29 PM
Army documents obtained by CNN show that U.S.-paid contractor Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) inspected the building and found serious electrical problems a full 11 months before Maseth was electrocuted.

KBR noted "several safety issues concerning the improper grounding of electrical devices." But KBR's contract did not cover "fixing potential hazards." It covered repairing items only after they broke down.

Only after Maseth died did the Army issue an emergency order for KBR to finally fix the electrical problems, and that order was carried out soon thereafter.

In an internal e-mail obtained by CNN, a Navy captain admits that the Army should have known "the extent of the severity of the electrical problems." The e-mail then says the reason the Army did not know was because KBR's inspections were never reviewed by a "qualified government employee."

You should be blaming the government here my friend. It is easy to point at KBR, but if you review the above, you will see that they were not given (and the above is only the tip) the resources they needed to do their job.

The Government has become expert lately at blaming people that have little to do with the actual event.

Henry Bowman
May 28, 2008, 01:39 PM
Way off topic.

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