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That is hardly an isolated incident. According to the most recent Department of Labor statistics there were at least 121 civilian contractor deaths filed on in the third quarter of 2012. Of course, these included countries besides Iraq.

As the Defense Base Act Compensation blog notes, “these numbers are not an accurate accounting of Contractor Casualties as many injuries and deaths are not reported as Defense Base Act Claims. Also, many of these injuries will become deaths due to the Defense Base Act Insurance Companies denial of medical benefits.” To date, a total of 90,680 claims have been filed since September 1, 2001.

How many contractors are now serving on behalf of the U.S. government? (Click HERE for article)

Supreme Court sides with Halliburton in denying appeal from victims of truck ambushes in Iraq
(Associated Press) – Washington – October 9, 2012 – The Supreme Court has ruled out reviving lawsuits against Halliburton Corp. over insurgent ambushes that killed civilian truck drivers in Iraq.

In its order Tuesday, the court said it will not review a federal appeals court ruling that threw out suits filed by truckers and their families claiming that Halliburton and its former KBR Inc. subsidiary knowingly sent military supply convoys into danger on roads in the Baghdad area.

The attacks killed seven KBR drivers and injured at least 10 others in April 2004. (Click HERE for article)

Halliburton’s Radioactive Rod Found Alongside Texas Highway After Going Missing
Holy frack that was close!
Harry Bradford – (Huffington Post) – October 8, 2012 – Public relations people and top-level executives at Halliburton, one of the world’s largest oilfield services companies, are likely breathing a sigh of relief after the oilfield services company found a radioactive rod that it lost last month, the Guardian reports. The seven-inch rod of americium-241/beryllium was found alongside a Texas highway some miles away from where it was being used to locate oil and gas deposits eligible for fracking.

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2 Comments

  1. Comment by Steve Lofquist:

    The UCMJ, specifly articles 91 and 92 MAKE junior enlisted OBEY the nco’S AND officers for any order given. I encountered Troops being forced to sleep with gas under their bunks while in Afghanistan and the UCMJ over rode the fire prevention regs set up by the army. If it can do that it can easly make sexual assault and Harrasment go over with out a hitch. Until this is MAJORLY overhauled you can pay lip service to the issue all you want it WILL NOT CHANGE

  2. Comment by Courtney:

    Thanks Jennifer for your willingness to help make porsets. Let’s hope that others will want to help too or at least offer suggestions and then go from there. Also, I was glad to see that I am not the only one bring home that fast food trash.

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