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Monday, December 17, 2018

A construction company that is helping clean up the destruction wrought by the deadliest wildfire in California history fired three employees after they posted insensitive photos online from the properties decimated by the fires.

Definitely file this in the ‘What were they thinking?’ department.

“This is unacceptable and reprehensible behavior”

“Photos posted Saturday to the Facebook page of the Town of Paradise, which was destroyed by the deadly Camp Fire that killed 88 people, showed workers posing with damaged property,” reports AOL. “One photo showed the body of a burned cat with a beer bottle placed near its mouth with the caption, “Dude… I was just chilling with my homies, having a couple of cold ones, and BAM… damn fire breaks out.”

“This is unacceptable and reprehensible behavior,” the Town of Paradise posted on its Facebook page. The town also said there could be criminal charges.

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The construction company, Bigge Crane and Rigging, issued a statement Saturday calling the behavior “abhorrent.”

How could anyone do this while rummaging through the remains of destroyed lives? The lives of the victims of these fires have changed forever and it’s certainly not something to joke about.

Bigge Crane and Rigging says it “expects its employees and contractors to work with the utmost integrity and professionalism.” The company added, “Bigge regrets that the residents of Paradise and Butte County have suffered an egregious insult during an already devastating time.”

Sometimes we all use bad judgment, but good Lord, were these guys tone deaf.

The town and construction company took the right approach in handling this unfortunate situation. Unfortunately, employers can’t keep their eyes on all employees at all times. So, when something like this happens, all they can do is issue an apology and try their best to rectify the situation.

We should all continue to pray for the many victims of this awful blaze and take this as a reminder to always be respectful when it comes to someone’s loss.

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