Chapter 17. When Good People Do Bad Things: The Anatomy of a Corporate Disaster

Ronald M. Green

On October 1, 1999, Medhat Labib of Indialantic, Florida, was behind the wheel of his Ford Explorer, driving home after a niece's wedding rehearsal. His wife and two sons were with him, along with three friends who had joined the festivities. Just 10 minutes from home, the rear tire on the driver's side came apart at 70 mph. The 1996 Explorer rolled over three times, coming to rest in a mass of trees off Interstate 95. Labib's wife, Margaret, 42, died instantly. Their son, Andrew, 9, was thrown from the vehicle and killed. Labib, 49, was left paralyzed from the waist down. No others in the vehicle were seriously injured.[1]

The Labib family tragedy ...

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