We need to get Obama out of the way and unlock the shackles of regulation so businesses can grown and "create jobs."
That was the mantra of one big mouth conservative business owner in Wisconsin who may now have to spend a lot more money on increased liability insurance premiums and attorney's fees defending himself in court over a number of injured employees. Still believe these guys are "fiscal conservatives?"
HuffingtonPost: Lance Johnson, president of Johnson Brass & Machine Foundry Inc., in Saukville, Wisconsin, told The Wall Street Journal in a Nov. 2, 2012, campaign story (that) President Barack Obama's workplace safety inspectors were burdening him and killing jobs with too much red tape.
On Monday, Johnson's foundry was the site of a horrifying industrial accident. As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, a "catastrophic failure" of machinery sprayed molten metal on workers, injuring eight and sending four of them to the hospital. According to a statement from Johnson issued Tuesday, the molten metal hit workers on their legs and backs. According to OSHA records, Johnson's company was hit with proposed penalties of $9,638 for exposing workers to apparent hazards in 2011.
Through a spokesman, The Huffington Post asked Johnson if he still believed OSHA regulation was too burdensome. He had no immediate response.