But when it came time
to trust such a step, a staff member whose name didn't appear on the meeting agenda all of sudden weighed in. " That staff member was John Gibson Mullan, "the agency’s director of compliance and a former lawyer for the A. T. V. industry" – the Times bases the claim on a recording of the meeting. Mullan reportedly said that the current system of warnings and voluntary compliance was working. The agency's hazard statistician, Robin Ingle, was not allowed to present a rebuttal. She told the Times in an interview, "He had hijacked the presentation. He was distorting the numbers with a purpose to benefit industry and defeat the petition. It was just like he still
worked for them, not us. " CPSC reports of ATV deaths and injuries show a rise in the raw numbers of deaths and accidents it really is statistically colossal.