A lot of people have messaged and commented about the blog published yesterday by Bristol, about the nudnik with a long and documented history of being a menace, who killed a 13 year old girl while driving drunk in Pembroke. Her take was that it’s too early to blame the company Greg Goodsell worked for (Hi-Way Safety Systems) because even though he was at a company party hours before that it was ultimately him who made the decision to drive drunk.
I kind of agree with this but I kind of don’t too. I don’t think company’s should be held accountable if their employees get drunk and kill someone, especially when the company party ended hours before that. But at the same time, why the hell would any owner ever let an employee come to a company event in a company truck and consume ANY alcohol?
Plus, this guy’s got a long and documented history of being a drunken shithead and a menace on the road.
Oh, and then there’s the fact that this company gets millions of dollars a year from the state for contracts, despite a pretty checkered past.
Hi-Way Safety Systems Inc. is a vendor and contractor with state contracts. So far in fiscal year 2020, the company has been paid $2.42 million. Since 2009, the company has been paid more than $30.9 million by the state, records show.
Department of Transportation records show Hi-Way Safety Systems Inc. has 118 registered drivers and 94 registered vehicles. In the past two years, their vehicles have been involved in two crashes but no citations were issued. Over the same period, records show the company has been subject to 29 inspections by police or DOT that resulted in 42 violations. Two of those violations involved drivers who were on duty and found to be in possession of a drug, records show.
So yea, I blame the driver and the RMV, but I also partly blame the company. The fact that anyone is allowed to drink beer and get in a company vehicle is unacceptable.
Oh, and then there’s the fact that another guy who was at the party died that night as well.
The death of a man found unresponsive Sunday morning at a hotel in Rockland, Massachusetts, is under investigation, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s office. Emergency responders arrived to a Comfort Inn hotel just before 8 a.m. where authorities said an unresponsive man was found. After life-saving measures were performed, the man was taken to South Shore Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man has been identified as 41-year-old Joseph Amaral, of Rockland, according to the district attorney’s office.
A source confirmed to NBC10 Boston that Amaral was at the same holiday party as Gregory Goodsell, a Marshfield man police say was driving under the influence in a crash that claimed the life of 13-year-old Claire Zisseron in Pembroke. That crash also severely injured another teenager, who is fighting for her life. Zisseron’s mother, who was driving, was also hospitalized after the crash, but has since been released. Amaral’s exact cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
Could it be completely unrelated to the party? Sure. But I’d say it warrants an investigation, which is happening. I don’t know anything about Joe Amaral or the cause of his death, and a bunch of people have reached out to us with conflicting stories. Being as we are a responsible media outlet, I won’t speculate. However, someone who apparently knew Joe posted that the two of them never had a beef, but insinuates that they were in a fight together.
He also says his back is broken.
And the post has been taken down. So take from that what you will. Seems kind of relevant to the investigation though. We’ll keep you posted with any updates.
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State’s yanked their prequal….
Didn’t take long for the Amarals to see the money making possibilities. GoFundMe has raised $7600 towards $50K goal -yup, that’s $50K-as of this morning. I know you’ll all want to pitch in. Did you know his wife is gorgeous and his kids are “amazing”? No mention of circumstances of his demise
Hey Oskie, regardless of the circumstances and how he died (which I am not privy to) – it costs a minimum of 20k to give someone a proper burial service. The guy left behind 6 kids. So what if people want to help his family out?
Bzzzz! Wrong! if money is an issue, a direct cremation can be less than $2000.
* Posted to the wrong comment originally.
A few years ago some poor guy was at work painting yellow stripes in the road in Pembroke when the paint tank exploded in his face. He was med flighted, and we never found out if he survived. Can’t find the info anywhere. Wasn’t in the police blotter that week either. Does anyone know if it was Hi-Way Safety Systems? I’ll never be able to get that image out of my head. I hope that guy recovered.
Bzzzz! Wrong! if money is an issue, a direct cremation can be less than $2000.
I noticed Orange highway signs in the back of the pickup truck. Had he just picked those up somewhere?
Had he been told to go get them on his way home? That would make this whole thing completely different….
Both Gabe and I are flaming homosexuals who gave a solid cum tribute to this scumbag. Nobody said anything! I’m so depressed and gave Gabe a rusty trombone and did even give raspberries when rimming his hairy Jewish ring. Fuck all ya’ll!
File “Gabe & Pat” writer under:
Life That Needs to be Deleted.
Which boss lives in MarshVegas and hosted the after-party? There are a few listed on the about us page of their website.
So the company is run by the wife so they can get women owned business privileges??
You got it…..
Sorry I lost track of the conversation and haven’t been able to provide my brilliant insight for a couple of hours
I was giving my boyfriend a head job and he takes forever to get his BBC off
The guy they found tits up in the cheap hotel room was an addict so no surprise there
What a company when asshole takes out a family the other one OD’s
Still no bad talk about the owner, is he really that connected?? Look at his FB, dirty old man.
Uncle Turtleboy, do you intentionally write the titles of your blogs as if you are a retarded, drunk, methhead with a fourth grade education?
Love the blogs and this website, however some blogs I give up on the title and have to read the story to find out what it is about….maybe that is your genius. Idk
She hasn’t returned any of my texts today.
Totally agree with this! The titles are absurd and *almost* turn me off from reading the articles. They definitely stop me from sharing or posting them on social media because they are so ridiculous. The articles are investigative and informative, the titles make it seem like they are written by a washed up bitter football player living in his moms basement.
Why is nobody exposing the owner? He’s a total dbag. On another note, Quincy DPW workers are notorious for drinking on the job. Manolakis sleeps behind schools in his work truck. They get double time for Christmas parade and drink all during it.
I know for a fact you hang around airport bathrooms asking people if you could taste the bottoms of their shoes.
Ohh that response probably made cumming on your mother’s face extra special!!! She get you the double sided dildo for Christmas???
Just stay the fuck out of my way when I am at Logan trying to catch my flight, you shoe tasting weirdo!
I have been to some rippers in my time, but what the heck was going on at that party?
The owner of the company also had a couple of whores at the after party who he paid to give blow jobs to some employees
So you had company trucks alcohol drugs and whores and open bar
What could go wrong
There is even more to this story. Please keep digging. The public needs to know. Action needs to be taken. Without Turtleboy, there’s a good chance that someone will sweep this under a rug
Rest in piece
Force should be used against this scumbag.
To quote Starship Troopers:
“Force my friends is violence, the supreme authority from which all other authority is derived. Naked force has resolved more issues through out history than any other factor. The contrary opinion that violence doesn’t solve anything is wishful thinking at its worst. People who forget that always pay.”
The company I’m sure has a shit-ton of insurance. They’ll settle with the family.
The death of a 12-year-old pays about $3-4 million. The family could go to court, win $12 million, but never see more than a few million of that guaranteed, and even then the majority of the first lump sum goes to the lawyers. The family gets to spend the rest of their lives chasing payments from those found responsible after the insurances have paid what they are responsible for.
You might see punitive damages on this one — prove he wasn’t on duty….
And insurance may not pay….
What will Charlie Baker do???
If the perp really was coming from an afterparty at the boss’ house, in a company truck, Baker kinda has to do something. And for all we know, the perp could have actually been ON DUTY — or taking the truck to some duty assignment that started that morning, which would explain the speed.
Is this grounds to terminate a contract — yes, I think so. So then how quickly can MassDOT rebid the contract, and what in the interim?
And this presumes that everything was on the up & up — that they won the contract fairly, didn’t buy off any politicians, etc — PAGING HOWIE CARR, PAGING HOWIE CARR……
And remember that there are THREE injury counts, in addition to the dead girl, there are her seriously injured mother and friend. Not to mention what the vehicle’s spy chip is going to say about how fast it was going when airbags deployed — likely quite fast. Depending on make and year, that chip’s gonna say a lot more (remember Tim Murphy and 107 MPH?) and while it won’t document the no passing zone, it will have him at 90 MPH if he really did that.
So what’s Charlie gonna do????
The guy who puts out signs and cones could have been On Duty? Let’s nit give some impression of his job being important. Just like being a fake doctor. Every comment I read from you makes you sound more moronic.
I love it
This Dr Ed asshole is a real shitbag know it all
He’s not posting right now because he has his boyfriends BBC down his throat
Doesn’t matter how menial the position, it’s a case of being an employee of the company an acting on behalf of it.
This party would have been a good place to dish out a few hot doses of fentanyl and up the body count
Come to think of it that was nothing compared to the snow plowing which I did for a different company also using their trucks and equipment. Nobody on that crew could have passed a drug test. I cringe…
shitbirds will be shitbirds forever,crime is a huge,humongous money maker for the cash grabbing comonwealth taxachusettes scum like this always get a break ,gotta keep that cash running
Guy might just feel guilty about fighting with him earlier, may have nothing to do with the death. Yet, why was father of 6 still out all night?
Head injuries can be fatal if not treated immediately — bleeding inside skull, etc.
Thanks for that information Doctor. Now go back to bed, you have to get up early for barber school
And why was he in a hotel room in the same town he lived in?
The lawyers (Sharks) will go after the deepest pockets. Nothing else matters, it’s all about $$$$$$ with them.
Bend over company.
You can break your back in a fall, e.g. being thrown off a porch.
Drugs and alcohol can lead to bad things…
But how are they passing their DOT-mandated drug tests?
DOT does not mandate drug tests, CDL holders are required to be randomly tested. Operation of a company pickup truck does not require a CDL, hence no worries about failing a piss test.
phil, any person in Massachusetts who drives a company vehicle is required to pass a dot drug test in order to receive their dot card along with an eye exam and blood pressure check. especially if the company is registered with dot. After the initial dot drug test it’s on the employer to keep up with drug screening! You have no idea what you’re even saying so stfu and sit down. It’s not just cdl drivers who are required to have a dot card you fukin dolt!
If you have no idea what you’re talking about. keep the fingers off the keypad!
I used to drive a tow truck and I never had to do any of that shit. I’m not proud of this I’m just stating what that job was like but I’d respond to police calls half in the bag to tow people’s cars who just failed sobriety tests. This was pretty much every weekend.
When’s the last time you got a DOT medical card Mr Big Mouth? I got mine renewed about 2 weeks ago. Have had a CDL and a medical card for over 20 years. Never once have I been piss tested at a DOT medical card renewal, but it was probably a repeated oversight by the clinic or something since you clearly know everything. Shithead
Furthermore, I am required to be enrolled in a random drug testing program as a holder of a class A CDL. I also hold a USCG 50 ton Captains License and the required TWIC card. None of these have anything at all to do with my DOT medical card. There are many many operators of DOT vehicles on the road, even in the company that I work for, who do not have CDLs and do not EVER get random tested.
I’ve had a CDL for 15 years
I’ve never taken a drug test
You’re either not listening, or you’re a moron.
You don’t need a DOT anything beyond a drivers license to drive a company F-150. So shut your stoopid face.
The driver of that truck has a DOT medical card. See the DOT lettering on the door? He is not required to be drug tested because he has a DOT card. The original question up above was how did he pass a DOT drug screen. The answer I provided above was that he is not required to be drug tested just because he has a DOT medical card. Tell me please where my original response, which you replied to with insults and name calling, was wrong?
After this, I’d like to see testing of everyone doing road jobs.
I fucking love listening to truck drivers talk shop.
-If the vehicle is registered commercial and has a gross vehicle weight over 10000 lbs (listed on the registration) you need a DOT physical.sometimes called a “medical card” (It consists of a basic physical, eye exam, blood pressure and a diabetes test “that’s why they make you piss in the cup”lol)
-if the vehicle is over 26000 then you need a CDL
The government requires companies to randomly drug test their CDL drivers. This company probably had very few CDL trucks if any. How big of a truck do you need to put out cones and arrow boards?
-The DOT card holders(10000 to 26000) are not subject to the random drug test law. so basically anyone bombing around in a pickup truck, small dump truck or crash truck would not be required to piss
-sometimes companies do their own driving background tests and preemployment drug tests so they can get cheaper insurance rates but it sounds like the company culture at Hi-Way is “booze broads and blow”. The owners probably knew that a strict policy would decimate the workforce
By using your sister’s Pisa. Cum doesn’t show up on that screening
Only if your Sistah is pregnant. Lol
It does seem that this company is hiring from the shallow end of the gene pool.
The VERY shallow end.
Even vehicles listed under a DOT number?
Shut up Doctor. You’re needed stat in the blowing the homeless ward
He was driving a company truck.They provided the means of killing the girl.Joint Venture.
Actually the poor young girls family may want to hear about what’s been going on at this State funded shot show for decades. I’d be happy to relate any info to them and their lawyers too. I remember one of the phycitic, crack head employees who’s nick name was Spike, throwing a temper tantrum and throwing a shovel that that ricocheted off the truck and hit a new employee in the head… knocked the guy out, ambulance came… detail cop ( Statie) saw it all go down and so did an in duty Boston cop who happened to be driving by. Boston cop ran Spike for warrants, surprise he had a few, Statie huddled with Boston cop and let Spike walk with a promise to “ clear your warrants” Statie didn’t want to jeopardize his sweet, regular OT spot! Total bullshit. Also heard through the grapevine that new guy who got knocked out was given $30k cash by owner to NOT file a report or seek workers compensation or anything like that.
Party concluded at 2300 on the 28th, accident was at 0700 on the 29th. He didn’t leave the party and get into the accident. He was partying somewhere else for 8 hours, so the company shouldn’t be held liable for the booze in his system. Their fault lies in lousy background checks & an absurd use of company vehicle policy.
Party was at KoC — he told cops that he had been at “his boss’ house” — different venue.
I think some went to boss’ house for the after party.
Doesn’t matter, their truck, liability follows the company truck.
Party concluded at 2300 on the 28th, accident was at 0700 on the 29th. He didn’t leave the party and get into the accident. He was partying somewhere else for 8 hours, so the company shouldn’t be held liable for the booze in his system. Their fault lies in lousy background checks & use of company vehicle policy.
So I grew up on the South Shore and I worked very briefly for this company one summer many years ago ( in the 90s) Now I grew up in the projects in Quincy I’ve witnessed and been involved in some pretty crazy shit in my teens and adolescent years.. BUT even with my street smarts and exposure to cousins who were Southie street brawlers and low level coke dealers I remember being in a total state of shock when I saw what went on at this company!!!! Employees driving these monster rigs all over New England while smoking crack and drinking beers, constantly, every day!!! Literally ALL OF THEM!!! Yes you read that right… SMOKING CRACK!!! I promptly quit and told the owner ( he was very old then I’m sure he’s retired or deceased now) what was happening and he blew it off with a “ boys will be boys” attitude. I remember him saying “ working nights is tough the shit helps the guys stay alert” this story brought it ALL BACK!!! Surprised it hadn’t happened sooner! This company needs to be shut down! And yes TB feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to help with an inquest
Holy shit! This comment has it all:
“projects in Quincy”
“Southie street brawlers”
“low level coke dealers”
“smoking crack and drinking beers”
“boys will be boys”
Either this is Dennis Lehane dry running his next screenplay or you are full of it.
Lol I was gonna say this was Kevin Cullen (Boston Globe) but Dennis Lehane will do…
TY Cheddah, the feedback of my fellow Turtle riders means a lot!
It’s a good story, gets off to a good start, I’m just not buying the “I was so shocked at all the monkey business I took the moral high road out” ending!
If that background/upbringing he was describing was real, that person would have loved that company and stayed till retirement!
… or stayed until he got fucked up and killed someone in the company truck after a night of drugs and booze at the bosses house?
It sounds as though he grew up on the ragged jagged edge of the middle class like me.
Tb your take is soooo much better. Personal accountability is lame. All the company’s fault and you know what fuck capitalism too
The company would have a better chance of escaping liability (strict liability or negligence) if the employee had not been driving one of its vehicles when he was driving drunk and killed the 13 year old girl.
Why was he driving a company vehicle? Was he on duty when he was driving drunk? Did management or other employees see he was drunk or drinking when he was operating the company vehicle? Did the company know about his driving record?
Unfathomable tragedy for the young girl and her family.
Rest in “piece”. Should have been applied to the moron with the back broken in 4 places. Oh and I want my tax money back for education funding in Maashfield. Dopes.
“I kind of agree with this but I kind of don’t too.”
Real strong take there TB.
It is a developing story, Unc is well within his rights to let it all come out before taking a definitive stand, which he most surely did when that little asshole from Westfield killed those 7 bikers last June.
But I have strong take on you, you are a dumb douche!
All Jewish countries are the same.
Do the people who gimp you out know you have access to their Wifi?
Does TB have a company holiday party?
It was great, singing around the Kwanzaa dumpster and huffing Bristol’s homemade Jenkem…
Let me guess, Joe overdosed and Greg took off high as a kite to avoid trouble.