Stan Jacobson's letter ("Accidents do happen," Readers' Forum, Dec. 5) reminds me of an article I read years ago. It was a tongue-in-cheek guide for someone who wants to succeed as a manager. One suggestion was to go into a meeting, state the obvious, and then leave before anyone can ask questions. For example, you would go to the staff meeting, slam your fist on the table and say something like, "We must make a product that people will buy!" Then leave the room quickly before anyone can ask questions on how you are going to accomplish that.
Because "accidents do happen," should we cease to transport hazardous materials anywhere in America? We would bring our economy to a screeching halt and produce the greatest depression in our history. Or should we stop driving our car or never fly in an airplane?
I admire the problem solvers who seek to find solutions. I like companies like EnergySolutions.
Blaine R. McCann