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The risk of ignoring safety risks: 15-year prison term for owner

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Want to hammer home to company execs the need to enforce on-the-job safety? Make it personal.

Last month, the owner of a Florida tree service company was found guilty of aggravated manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He sent a teenage employee to climb a 50-foot tree and cut it with a chainsaw. The worker, who lacked training and protective gear, fell and died.

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