Indiana osariigi ametnikud uurivad 34-aastase Mpozi Tolberti traagilist surma, et teha kindlaks, kas OSHA rikkumisi oli.
Ma ei kohtunud kunagi Staris töötades härra Tolbertiga, kuid olin selle õrna hiiglasega paar korda liftis. Mäletan, et tema rastapatsid võtaksid pool lifti! Kõik uudistetoimetusest naeratasid ja ütlesid tere, kui ta läheduses oli. Olin lugenud, et teadaolevalt oli Mpozi kodutute toitmiseks temaga toitu pidanud. Internetist otsides näete, kui andekas inimene ta oli.
The exact details of Mpozi's death appear to be playing themselves out in the blogosphere rather than the newsroom. Ruth Holladay, a former journalist with the Star, has been blogging regularly about Mpozi's death and is very critical of The Star. Having met many of the senior editorial staff at the Star, I can personally say that I am sure all of them are saddened by the death of Mr. Tolbert. It's possible to be critical of the Gannett organization and the security procedures, but I don't think it's fair to attack the good people that work there.
The specific requirement for employees to call security rather than 911 is at the root of the controversy. Having been through The Star's employee indoctrination, I can tell you that this was a fairly controversial rule that was discussed at length. Access to an elevator also appears to be a problem. The building is quite old, so there's only 2 elevators that are accessible by all employees – and both are fairly confined. In this situation, it appears rescuers were diverted to the employee entrance elevator, something that may have shaved minutes off their attempt to save Mr. Tolbert.
Mõlemal juhul kaotas maailm uskumatult andeka ja väga hea mehe. Fotograafidel on eriline anne, mis võimaldab meil maailma näha nende silmadest.
- Indianapolise tähe artikkel
- Mpozi's Photo Gallery at IndyStar.com.
- Ruth Holladay's Original Post
- Ruth Holladay II osa
- OSHA uurimine
- Video loost
- Here's a memorial and gallery that Mpozi's friends put up
- NPPA artikkel
- Kahjuks Mpozi's MySpace
- 8/18 - mustade ajakirjanike riikliku ühingu väljaanne Monitor on täna oma väljaandes avaldanud aruande. Vaadake linki ... http: //nabjconvention.org/2006/monitor/pdf/fri/NABJ81811.pdf
My condolences go out to Mpozi's family, girlfriend, friends, and co-workers… including all of the staff at The Star. What a great loss.