UPS Statement About Shooting Incident Near Birmingham, AL

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    Jefferson County (Ala.) Medical Examiner's Office Confirms Identities

    UPS has been advised by the Jefferson County (Ala.) Medical Examiner's Office that it has identified the three people killed during a shooting incident at a UPS facility outside Birmingham, Ala., on Sept. 23. In addition, we can confirm the families have been notified.

    Doug Hutcheson, a resident of Odenville, Ala., was a driver supervisor and joined the company in 1999. He was 33 years old.

    Brian Callans, a resident of Birmingham, Ala., was a business manager and worked for UPS for 26 years. He was 46 years old.

    Kerry Joe, 45, of Trussville, Ala., a recently terminated UPS driver with 21 years of employment, also died.

    UPS sends our condolences to the families of these three individuals. They have asked for privacy during this difficult time.

    The safety and well-being of our employees is our primary focus. We are providing the families of the victims, along with the employees who work in this facility, with counseling and support.

    UPS continues to cooperate with authorities in the investigation.
  2. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    UPS statement...Move along, nothing to see here. The packages are over there. Oh, and safety first.
  3. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    What would you like them to say?
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Looks like UpState is in the mood tonight!
  5. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    The truth?
  6. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    You can't handle the truth?
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Which is what? The guy was a nut job who got fired for theft and decided to get revenge against those he felt were responsible.

    UPS is not Google.
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    How do you know he got fired for theft?
  9. upschuck

    upschuck Well-Known Member

    UPS, nor any other major corp, would air their dirty laundry out for the public to see.
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Just another internet hooligan.

    He's hard-wired into Atlanta (in his mind).
  11. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    The firing was upheld?
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Yes, the firing was upheld but I haven't seen the reason anywhere.
  13. bleedinbrown58

    bleedinbrown58 mouth breathers...everywhere

    If those three guys died in UPS truck would've been mentioned at the PCM.
  14. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    What's up with upstate I already got to know him the other day.
  15. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Its been going on ever since the stock went public.
  16. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    I wish people would stop spreading suppositions and rumors. He couldn't have been fired for the alleged theft of the radiator. That was a separate incident as it was supposed to have occurred four years ago.

    Details of the alleged theft incident:
    On November 5, 2010, driver Kerry "Joe" Joe did a pickup at the following auto repair, design and testing shop:
    1200 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233
    (205) 251-1472

    Hesco had a custom radiator near the packages to be picked up that wasn't marked to be picked up, wasn't in a box, didn't have a tracking label, etc and had originally been shipped from TSA Motorsports (designs, builds and races custom trucks used for competitive desert racing) for testing.

    Hesco filed suit naming both Joe & UPS in November 2012, claiming Joe "negligently, recklessly or intentionally" took the radiator while doing the pickup.

    Jefferson County District Judge Jack Lowther found in favor of Joe and UPS after a bench trial on Sept. 10, 2013.

    According to police he was only fired within the last month, appealed it, and lost the appeal "in recent days" then "received his final papers" on Monday.

    That being said, even if UPS somehow never found out about the alleged theft of the radiator when it happened, they were sued in 2012 and it was over in 2013. They wouldn't have then waited another year to initiate discipline, therefore this must have been unrelated.
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  17. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    There is more circumstantial evidence for this than there is that UPS management techniques caused Joe to go nuts.

    It's called "tit for tat".
  18. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    1) Who gives a damn why he lost his job. Bottom line a 21 year driver screwed up pretty badly and lost his job. It was actually upheld at panel and they agreed he shouldn't be brought back.
    2) While many members of management have the "in your face" style of management and treat some hourlies poorly, he wasn't a newbie that wasn't used to it. He was a seasoned veteran who had been around the block a few times. If he was treated poorly, he should have filed a harassment grievance and fixed it through proper channels, but again, it's all just speculation that he was even mistreated.
    3) Regardless of how dark of a place he was in, no matter how badly his on-car Doug and his center manager Brian might or might not have treated him, taking those human lives...and ruining so many people's lives...there is no excuse. It's unforgivable.
  19. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    1) I don't ... it is irrelevant.
    2) Yep
    3) I agree
  20. ARTYB71

    ARTYB71 New Member

    And where were the Teamster?????