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  • I sure am glad my hometown can rise above only being known for the Lizzie Borden ax murders.
  • King of planet Rodney? Where's the video.

  • never having to say "I'm sorry for that dead body in the pool"


    Bond: "Exceptionally fine shot."

    Thug: "I didn't know there was a pool down there."
  • After being off work for 13 months, he could not comment on the story because he was "on vacation".

    WTF
  • Pool was cloudy from the body blocking filter intake. Just remove body and your good to go.
  • When asked about the basis of the decision, the worker's lawyer said, "Mr. Casavant as a city inspector had no jurisdiction over the state-run pool."

    As much as I hate unions for good reason, this seems like a case of bureaucratic bungle. I think everyone involved should be fired for not escalating this obvious problem.
  • TFA
    Casavant had no jurisdiction over the state-run pool handled by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, according to the ruling.

    So, subtard, being part of a union really means that if you are fired unjustly, there are people who have your back and will work to get you your job back.

    If you're not part of a union, then the supervisor who really was responsible can fire you as a scapegoat and you are eternally screwed.
  • I love the technical reason for the reinstatement-officially, the city had no juristiction over the state-run pool, but nobody knew this at the time. Since he had no juristiction of the pool, the fact that his inspection missed the dead body couldn't be held against him since he wasn't supposed to be inspecting the pool in the first place.
  • The pool is state-run, not city run.

    Don't get me wrong, this whole thing was horrible. Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    /Fall Riverite
  • Unions are bad. Unions! GRRRRRR!!!

    A union turned me into a newt!

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  • I would also say the main people to blame for this are the Life Guards, their direct supervisors, and the folks responsible for maintaining the pool.

    I used to swim at that pool when I was a kid. It was actually a well run and clean facility back in the 70s.
  • keylock71: The pool is state-run, not city run.

    Don't get me wrong, this whole thing was horrible. Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    /Fall Riverite


    Read carefully. He thought he was responsible and actually performed an inspection while a dead body was in the pool but somehow that minor detail escaped his inspection. Skills somewhere in the "Springfield Cop" level.
  • Oliver Twisted: keylock71: The pool is state-run, not city run.

    Don't get me wrong, this whole thing was horrible. Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    /Fall Riverite

    Read carefully. He thought he was responsible and actually performed an inspection while a dead body was in the pool but somehow that minor detail escaped his inspection. Skills somewhere in the "Springfield Cop" level.


    He probably inspected the pool from his lazy boy in his living room.
  • keylock71: Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.


    He gave a pool with a dead body in it a passing score on his inspection.

    Public sector unions at their finest.
  • Oliver Twisted: keylock71: The pool is state-run, not city run.

    Don't get me wrong, this whole thing was horrible. Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    /Fall Riverite

    Read carefully. He thought he was responsible and actually performed an inspection while a dead body was in the pool but somehow that minor detail escaped his inspection. Skills somewhere in the "Springfield Cop" level.


    That's some fine pool inspection work there Lou
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  • Molavian: keylock71: Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    He gave a pool with a dead body in it a passing score on his inspection.

    Public sector unions at their finest.


    This. The guy has proven he is completely incompetent. Whether it was his job to inspect that particular pool doesn't change the fact that a pool he inspected had a dead body in it that he failed to notice. Proven incompetence is justifiable grounds for termination (or at least should be).
  • Headso: Oliver Twisted: keylock71: The pool is state-run, not city run.

    Don't get me wrong, this whole thing was horrible. Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    /Fall Riverite

    Read carefully. He thought he was responsible and actually performed an inspection while a dead body was in the pool but somehow that minor detail escaped his inspection. Skills somewhere in the "Springfield Cop" level.

    He probably inspected the pool from his lazy boy in his living room.


    Probably true. If you can't see 12 feet down in a (even poorly) filtered swimming pool, you're not looking. That being said, how did the lifeguards miss this for TWO DAYS? Every lifeguard I've known (and I used to be one too), had to check the pH of the water once an hour, and every chair shift change (at 20-30 minutes), the person coming on had to scan the pool before getting in the chair.
  • sodomizer: When asked about the basis of the decision, the worker's lawyer said, "Mr. Casavant as a city inspector had no jurisdiction over the state-run pool."

    As much as I hate unions for good reason, this seems like a case of bureaucratic bungle. I think everyone involved should be fired for not escalating this obvious problem.


    My outrage faded as soon as I read the above statement. Nothing to see here.
  • maddogdelta: TFA
    Casavant had no jurisdiction over the state-run pool handled by the Department of Conservation and Recreation, according to the ruling.

    So, subtard, being part of a union really means that if you are fired unjustly, there are people who have your back and will work to get you your job back.

    If you're not part of a union, then the supervisor who really was responsible can fire you as a scapegoat and you are eternally screwed.


    I'm not sure if you're trolling or you suck that bad at reading comprehension.

    "Officials said Casavant had inspected the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool on June 28, 2011, at Lafayette Park and wrote that the water was cloudy. He approved a permit that was not issued, officials said."

    "Joseph, 36, of Reuben Street, drowned on June 26, 2011, and her body sank to the 12-foot deep part of the pool, where it eventually floated to the surface two days later, after the June 28 inspection, officials said."


    So....putting it all together,

    1. person drowns on June 26, 2011
    2. Casavant inspected the pool on June 28, 2011
    3. AFTER THE INSPECTION, Casavant approves the permit
    4. the then body floated to the surface
    5. Casavant was rightfully told to go the F&%k home
    6. Casavant gets back pay and/or his job back because hey...lots of people could have missed a dead body at the bottom of a pool during a pool inspection...it's not like he was a pool inspector.
  • Walker: Oliver Twisted: keylock71: The pool is state-run, not city run.

    Don't get me wrong, this whole thing was horrible. Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    /Fall Riverite

    Read carefully. He thought he was responsible and actually performed an inspection while a dead body was in the pool but somehow that minor detail escaped his inspection. Skills somewhere in the "Springfield Cop" level.

    That's some fine pool inspection work there Lou
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    That's why I like Fark. Someone is always there to pick up the ball and move it forward.
  • Legalities aside, how creepy would it be to know you went swimming on June 27th when there was a dead body in the pool and the water was too cloudy to see a DEAD BODY IN IT.

    I don't remember if this is the same story, but there was one about some kids who broke in for a midnight swim and a body floated to the top after they stirred it up, I'm pretty sure it's the same case. Would never swim again.

    Also I keep thinking about that one scene in Sinister. Those home movies creeped me the hell out.
  • maddogdelta: So, subtard, being part of a union really means that if you are fired unjustly, there are people who have your back and will work to get you your job back.


    At a cost of an increased 50% to the company and consumers. You could achieve the same result with a lawsuit for under 1% increased cost.
  • Molavian: keylock71: Obviously, someone wasn't doing their job, but it does look like this guy was wrongfully terminated.

    He gave a pool with a dead body in it a passing score on his inspection.

    Public sector unions at their finest.


    They guy should have been fired. And the union defending him on the basis of a technicality is shady at best. But don't pretend that laziness and blanket incompetence aren't regularly and systematically rewarded in the private sector, too.
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