VANCOUVER — Three people are dead after a vehicle crash near Abbotsford, in B.C.’s Fraser Valley, just north of the Canada-U.S. border that shut down a major highway and choked off traffic both east and westbound during Wednesday’s rush hour.

Police say there were up to 16 people, thought to be rural farm workers, crammed into one van.

This is just obscene. It appears if you want to get away with murder all you have to do is open a business and engage in gross negligence. Here is a little stat. In 2000 there were nearly 1000 inustrial fatalities in ontario. Nearly three times the number killed as a result of drinking and driving in Ontario for that year. How many person hours are spent preventing drinking and driving compared to inspection of work sites and equipment? Where are the Mothers Against Industrial Deaths (MAID)? Wheres the equivalent moral panic?

Advertisements