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Old 05-15-2014, 11:03 PM
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anyone else see this?

thoughts?

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Old 05-16-2014, 12:49 AM
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I'd say they need to perform genetic testing on others who have been applying the same pesticides to golf courses over the same amount of time and compare them to people who've never worked with pesticides. It might just be a case of bad genetics.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:13 AM
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Thousands of people have applied all those same pesticides over the years.

Someone tell this moron that life ends in death. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:30 AM
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Someone tell this moron that life ends in death. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
Exactly what I was thinking Mark. Who's to say at 54, he might have out lived his life expectancy. Can't believe a supplier settled. What a chump.
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Old 05-16-2014, 09:42 AM
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Typical Granola Nut Tree Hugger thinking

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Thousands of people have applied all those same pesticides over the years.

Someone tell this moron that life ends in death. Sometimes sooner, sometimes later.
While I don't agree with the plaintiff. This could be a landmark case that effects our industry if the Plaintiff wins. In our Politically correct world, there is a good chance of a liberal judge and jury finding for the plaintiff.

Fact: Better Northern Golf Courses are Bent Grass.

Fact: Bent Grass is susceptible to fungus, therefore Golf Course use a lot of Fungicide.

Fact: Fungicides are the more dangerous (health wise) pesticide we apply

Fact: The Law suit list several Fungicides as the cause of the victim's cancer.

Fact: If you don't use PPE, you didn't follow the label and are breaking the Law. In 38 years I am sure he didn't use PPE at least one time. Therefore the Chemical company is not liable IMHO. The point here is we to be responsible for our own safety. The first rule is to protect yourself.

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Old 05-16-2014, 09:47 AM
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Exactly what I was thinking Mark. Who's to say at 54, he might have out lived his life expectancy. Can't believe a supplier settled. What a chump.
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It is called "GO AWAY MONEY".

At the cost of legal fees today it is economically less expensive to settle for a lesser amount admitting no guilt. It is a standard practice by most Insurance companies. In this case I am sure it was the insurance company who settled. All manufacture carry insurance on their products.

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Old 05-16-2014, 10:15 AM
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I believe as owners and applicators we all understand, or should understand, that we are putting ourselves at a higher risk in life than just sitting inside.

Smoking is the same way.

Drinking is the same.

We all must be accepting that fact or we would not be in this industry.

Family members should understand this also, but evidently not in this case.
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