That's called "risk management". How much do you have to pay to have sufficient staff and proper tools and how much dio you save if you understaff your facility and don't give the employees the tools they need to do their job properly.
How high is the risk that an accident can happen due to this and what will the company have to pay then. I'll bet all the damages were paid by insurance companies anyway.
These verdicts were a really great way to teach the management not force their staff to accept unacceptable risks.
Some years ago a semi truck driver with 30 tons of gasoline in his trailer lost control over his truck after the trailer's brakes failed going down a steep decent into the small town of Herborn in Germany. The truck fell over in the main street, right in front of a coffee shop and exploded, killing numerous people. The driver managed to escape from his cab just before the explosion.
During the subsequent trial, the owner of the trucking company, the driver and the chief mechanic were accused of negligience and manslaughter, because it was known to all that the brakes of the trailer were defective.
The mechanic was aquitted, because he could prove that he warned both his boss and the driver not to take the trailer.
The boss got sentenced to the highest punishment, several years in prison, for forcing the driver to accept the trailer.
the driver got a lesser sentence, because it was seen by the court that he was under immense pressure not to loose his job, because, had he refuse to take the trailer, the boss had threatened to fire him under some pretext.