Ethics Case Study: 20

Ethics Case Study: 20

Rajendra is a reputed structural engineer and is working for a major metro rail project. He is in charge of design,construction and positioning of pillars of metro flyover.

A junior engineer in his team tells him that there is a major flaw in two erected pillars supporting a section of the flyover and they should be replaced/readjusted at any cost. These two pillars supported a flyover curve and if collapsed, it would cause a major accident and put many lives into danger. Moreover, in few days it is to be inaugurated for trial runs.

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Rajendra brushes aside the apprehension and warning by his junior. But later in the evening, on second thought, he once again scrutinizes his plans and drawings, and finds that his junior was indeed  right.

Accepting his mistake would tarnish his reputation for Rajendra. If any accident happens, which is certain to happen at certain point of time in future, it would affect the reputation of the company that constructed it. It will embarrass the government too.

Also, replacing the pillars would inflate the cost for the company and would further delay the project.

In this situation:

1) What should Rajendra ideally do?

2) What would be the legal and ethical consequences of Rajendra’s continued silence?

3) What are the qualities that are tested in this case study? Examine.

 

 

 

 

 

34 Responses

  1. Nitish Singh says:

    Dear INSIGHT,
    I think you should start the Ethics case session again since 1 question has already appeared in the mains exam out of your 30 case studies. So I don’t think you were heading in the wrong direction, which was the reason for the closure of this session. If possible for you, please start this session again.

    Regards,
    Nitish Singh

  2. 1) What should Rajendra ideally do?
    He realised there is a flaw in structure so he modify the structure and give a request for sometime to the authority.
    2) What would be the legal and ethical consequences of Rajendra’s continued silence?
    As the position of Rajendra he is the reputed person .He keep silence it will affect mani lifes.
    3) What are the qualities that are tested in this case study? Examine.
    Here can see their making structure wanted more serious this is the problem for this issue,unior engineer is do his duty of found it.It will not found he it will destroy many lifes.

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