I'm not justifying anything. Just asking a question.
And I wasn't attcking you, so don't be defensive.
But the premise is that you are assuming/justifying that the company would consciously not do what was needed to fix the problem and avoid injuries by preempting the expected injury.
What I'm saying is that you can't always go to the end result, then back up just one step to find the culprit.
You have to get to the source of the problem, which was the company not doing the right thing in the first place.
They did wrong, and so in the end, wrong was done to them (business closing) and others (people losing jobs, injuries to customers, etc)
It's easy to point fingers at the most immediate target, i.e. the whistle blower, but no whistle would have been blown if there was nothing wrong.
The justification is that we need a scapegoat, and Mr. Whistle Blower is an easier and more assessible target that Gigantor Corp. So, we'll just pretend the whisle blower is the cause of the losses. We justify that it would be too much work to punish the real wrongdoer, when an easy target is standing right there.
In fact, your comment above is a good example of the same thing "I'm not justifying anything, I'm just asking a question"
Yes, I understood all along you were just asking a question, and I was just answering it.
For a reason I'm unaware of, you felt the need to express some sort of negative meaning to my answer. Perhaps because you want to believe good deeds come back to bite you in the ass, and you didn't like having to think deeper, going back to the source of the problem. I don't know, only you do at this point.
What you did with me was attempt to put the onus on me for giving an answer you may not have liked, so instead of remembering that if you ask a question, the answers are out of your control, you chose to make it sound that I was making you justify something.
The company who failed because of a faulty product they chose not to fix loves it that a scapegoat/whistler blower has been chosen to blame. You perhaps didn't like my answer, so it's my fault you didn't like it.
The whisler blowers good deed didn't come back to bite him, the companies negligence came back to haunt them.