GIs die in needless accidents - KBR says "not their job"

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Mr Happy, Mar 20, 2008.

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  1. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Sod that for a game of soldiers...

  2. The failure to properly earth/bond a fuel tank to a generator was a factor in the death of a civilian contractor in SLB in 2004 (static caused spark & fuel explosion during filling) along with injuries to service personnel & destruction of mil vehicles. I think that was a KBR contract, but can't remember for certain.
  3. In other words "You don't know"
  4. Fair point.

    Someone delete it then.
  5. And funnily enough, something to do with fuel!! 8O
  6. Like all contractors, KBR have a tendency to do what is in the contract and no more.

    The US Army is no better at writing/monitoring contracts than we are.
  7. Biped

    Biped LE Book Reviewer

    Sorry guys, but I think there's more to this. [dons tinfoil hat]

    1 death is tragic, 2 is even more tragic and points at something going wrong, 3 deaths smacks of incompetence, but 12? Have they got any muslim contractors on the job?
  8. Not anything new though.

    Same happened to a young "18"years old R. Sigs lad just out of training in 82/83.

    Stood in a shower in the Falklands and same accident happened.

    Can't remember if the shower had been installed by by Sappers or Civies though.

    A sad day indeed - R.I.P