‘Culture of Fear’ Grips UPS; Workers Say Injuries Underreported

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    ‘Culture of Fear’ Grips UPS; Workers Say Injuries Underreported - Bloomberg Environment
    • Retaliation alleged against those who do complain
    • Company staunchly defends its safety policies
    After a worker fell from a loading dock and broke his hip, pelvis, wrist, and elbow last December at a United Parcel Service branch in Manchester, N.H., company managers placed the injured employee on a package cart and rolled him to the parking lot where he was then taken to a hospital, according to a government report.

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, contacted by UPS a day after the accident, alleged in a review of the incident UPS failed to maintain a safe workplace, and criticized the company in a narrative of the accident for “failing to call emergency services.” The report went on to state that moving the worker, who had “visibly broken bones,” endangered his life.
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    "Endangered his life" is a bit over the top but they sure in hell should not have picked him up like a side of beef, plopped him down on a flatbed and rolled him out to the parking lot before loading him in to a supervisor's car and driving him to the hospital.
     
  3. BeardGang

    BeardGang New Member

    ppl gotta call their own ambulance..
     
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  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Do that and they will walk you out the door as soon as you are cleared to return to work.
     
  5. BeardGang

    BeardGang New Member

    bs I saw someone do it beginning of Nov
     
  6. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Perhaps. Staff Member

    Really?

    Did you get your medical degree during your hiatus? For instance, a broken rib could have punctured a lung.
     
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  7. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    if that happens

    Better call Saul
     
  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Definitely.
    And if you ever see someone fall off a dock, I would hope you or someone would call an ambulance for them.
     
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  9. Boywondr

    Boywondr Newbie Doo

    And when osha gets done with the company you'll reap thousands of dollars on top of your back pay, made whole in every way, and there will be a pretty good settlement. You are stupid.
    Or artery and broken spine.
     
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  10. Boywondr

    Boywondr Newbie Doo

    We had a driver slip and fracture his knee. He called an ambulance and the company could not touch his job.
    Years later hes still a driver.

    UPSTATE is just a retired blow hard loser that cant find real meaning in life so he wags his ignorant tongue on here.
     
  11. Integrity

    Integrity Binge Poster

    Article loaded with truth about the oppressive, “fear” based injury reporting/safety culture that is prevalent at UPS.