And because this 23-year-old part-time worker had died, therefore, the company is required to pay for the death of this young man, and, this is still, bullshit! I mean, you’re an ADULT (at age twenty-three, you ARE an adult, aren’t you???), and yet, this is how the judge ruled…off of the Newspapers, translated…
The twenty-three-year-old Lee part-time student worker in McDonald’s from Kaohsiung, as he was working to set up the stock in the freezer bins, he’d suddenly passed out, after he was in treatment for five months, he’d still, died, Lee’s parents questioned that if he died from hauling the stock into the freezer bins and died, that this was occupational negligence, and the parents SUED McDonald’s for $10.05 million N.T.s, the Kaohsiung District Court based off of the hospital’s examination report found, that in a short period of time, Lee hauled 1.1 ton of frozen fries in and out of the freezers, that his body couldn’t withstand the changes in temperatures so fast, but Lee wasn’t wearing any protective coat on, he too, was responsible for his own death by thirty-percent, found that McDonald’s needed to pay Lee’s parents $4.72 million N.T.s.
McDonalds responded yesterday, “We are very regrettable that this had happened, the company has NO comment on the verdict that’s still not yet, finalized.”
The verdict pointed out, that Lee worked as a part-time employee on the weekends. On May 29th of two years ago, at around nine in the morn, he was stocking the shelves in the freezers, and suddenly passed out, as his coworkers moved him to the first floor, he was taken to the hospital via a cab, and treated for five months in the hospitals, and died from sepsis that’s caused him to go into shock.
Lee’s parents questioned that the store didn’t call the ambulance, and only lifted him to the hospital by cab, that there was no safety precautions set up in the shop, that it is “occupational hazard”, that the company should pay the family a total of $10.05 million N.T.s for medical treatment, funeral arrangement, and the money needed to care for his own aging parents, as well as for the non-property damages too.
McDonald’s claimed, that Lee’s condition was not an acute condition, nor from the long-term accumulation of stresses from work, that it would not qualify as conditions caused by work, that the company already had all the safety measures set up, that it wasn’t, negligent.
The Department of Labor also found that the death of Lee was NOT caused by work, but his parents were dissatisfied, filed for a retrial, got tossed back by the Department of Labor, and the district attorney for the Labor Department also found NO negligence, and as his parents ran all over the country, in the end, the Southern office of the Occupational Safety Work Injury Prevention Unit had the medical school of Kaohsiung to review the facts, and found, that on the day Lee died, he’d, hauled out a total of 1.1 ton worth of fries and patties in forty minutes, that he’d been in and out of the freezer bins a total of forty-eight times, that in the short time he’d physically labored, and twenty-nine minutes of which he was exposed to extremely low temperatures, that Lee’s condition was caused by the work he was doing, that his body couldn’t withstand the frequent adjustment to the temperatures.
The judge of the courts based off of Kaohsiung University’s medical school’s examination report, found that Lee’s death was caused by the job, but back then, he wasn’t wearing any heavy coat like the company had written, that McDonald’s didn’t make sure that he was properly dressed going into the freezer units, that the responsibilities is split thirty and seventy, considering the parents’ asking, McDonald’s will be paying a total of over $4.72million N.T.s to the parents.
And, this is just CRAP, I mean, you should have had the SENSE, to put on a heavy coat as the company had written down, and yet, you didn’t, and, you’d died, and your parents are suing, because you are dead, and, the company pays. How’s that just? It’s not, and you would think that an ADULT would HAVE the sense (I mean, the guy is twenty-three!!!), to know if he needed to put on an extra two or three layers of coat when he goes into the freezers to haul out the frozen items…
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