May 23, 2014

Lance Johnson runs a foundry in Wisconsin. He, of course, hates OSHA and said that workplace safety inspectors were “burdening him and killing jobs with too much red tape.”In fact, he said it real loud. In the Wall Street Journal right before the 2012 election.

He wanted President Obama whipped at the polls for “burdening” his company with inspections.

Not so fast, Big Boy.

A “catastrophic failure” of machinery Monday inside the Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry spilled molten metal and injured eight workers, officials said Tuesday.Four workers remained hospitalized Tuesday, their condition not made public, while three others had been treated and released, police Sgt. Robert Ramthun said in a news release.

Lance Johnson, president of Johnson Brass, said Tuesday the four hospitalized workers did not have life-threatening injuries.The machine failure occurred around 4 p.m. Monday, causing molten brass to spray inside a room of the sprawling foundry complex, burning the workers and starting a small fire inside the plant …


This is the only picture I could find of Lance Johnson (which really sounds more like a porn star’s name than a fourth generation wealthy industrialist.

So maybe what we need is more inspections, guys, not less.

Remember, Republicans: they’re the "molten lava on your back" party.

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