General Motors says a pattern of incompetence and neglect is to blame for a long-delayed recall of defective ignition switches. GM CEO Mary Barra, who released the results of an internal investigation into the company’s missteps, said 15 employees – many of them senior legal and engineering executives – have been forced out of the company for failing to disclose the defect, which the company links to 13 deaths and 54 crashes in which the air bags didn’t deploy. Five other employees have been disciplined. GM also said it will establish a compensation program for families of victims and those who suffered serious injuries in accidents related to the switches. GM estimates 13 people died as a result of the ignition switch flaw. But the head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, other safety experts and families of people killed in recalled cars have said that number doesn’t include all the victims who should be counted.
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