Investigative Report

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by feeder05, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. feeder05

    feeder05 Active Member

    Local news will show a investigative report on how U.P.S hides accidents, and makes it difficult for local government agencies to investigate. This stems from an accident last peak when a driver had a roll away and his helper was seriously injured. Hopefully it reveals something.
     
  2. OptimusPrime

    OptimusPrime Active Member

    Some linkage to the news site would be appreciated. As for hiding accidents, I always thought it seemed to be the other way around. They make a major deal out of minor stuff, terminate the driver, then it's in his hands to fight the process to get reinstated.
     
  3. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Ups has never covered anything up!!!!!!!!
     
  4. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    Big surprise.
     
  5. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    Link or it didn't happen.
     
  6. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    UPS is self insured if there is not injury or damage to someone else property they basically write it off. . 3 year ago I totaled a P500 during a ice storm. I hit a tree in the middle of now where. Since there was no property damage other than to the package car the cop came and left once my Manger told him UPS is self insured. The cop handed me a accident report and my SUP told me to file it in the circular file end of story.
     
  7. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    Can you post a link to this report?
     
  8. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    We all remember that accident, sort of???
     
  9. Here it is......
    http://www.4injured.com/blog/ups-fighting-state-on-workplace-injury-investigation/
     
  10. Sober,
    Couldn't find a link for it. .....It's on KIRO news tonight at 11:00.
     
  11. satellitedriver

    satellitedriver Moderator Staff Member

    Hope you were not hurt.
    Lap belt or three point seat belt?
     
  12. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I did the same thing in a p47. I never saw the cops though. Thank goodness it was a p47 even had an air bag. Although that air bag going off was just like a cartoon it went off about 5 seconds after the accident and by no means did it fill all the way. Wouldn't of helped me at all.
     
  13. Namraputs

    Namraputs Member

  14. menotyou

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  15. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I read this even after the accident, UPS is trying to cover something up. What happened here is a flaw in the system. If your on a hill and unlock the ebrake then turn the keyless entry on you do NOT have working brakes until the car starts. Some may have experienced a slight roll when starting the van on a hill. Now thinking about it now he could have clearly pulled the ebrake again to slow down but im sure there was some panic going on.
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    You could argue that the accident was the drivers fault. He accepted earplugs from a sup, and continued to drive the PC when there was an earsplitting alarm going off??? Earplugs, are you kidding me????

    He should have pulled over, secured the vehicle, and waited for repair or replacement. No brainer.
     
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    PS. The earplug sup should be fired.
     
  18. DorkHead

    DorkHead Active Member

    What about the transmission being in park?
     
  19. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    The hand brake should remain on until the vehicle is started. The hand brake should hold the vehicle until the power brakes kick in.
     
  20. Funfact

    Funfact Well-Known Member

    No not hurt got very lucky. Tt was an old 500 single wheels in the back with 700,000 + miles on it with a lap belt. It scared the :censored2::censored2::censored2::censored2: out of me I was first sliding sideways looking out the passenger side door at a tree saying to myself this is going to hurt and at the last second it swung back around and I hit the tree head on.