March 19, 2007 The Pump Handle 0Comment

In continuation of the tradition begun at Jordan Barab’s Confined Space blog, Tammy has posted another edition of the Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace at her Weekly Toll blog. It gives short writeups on 73 workplace deaths, including the following:

  • Alejandro Gonzalez, 25, who was working on hurricane-damaged homes in New Orleans and was killed when a home being raised and shifted fell and trapped him beneath it.
  • Tom Kreinbrink, 64, a farmer in Leipsic, Ohio who was pulled into a grain auger when his pant leg got caught in the machine.
  • Jacquelynn Devney, 18, who was struck by a car while weeding a sidewalk trail in Framington, Minnesota.

Read the full descriptions of these and other workplace deaths here. It’s an excellent reminder of how much work we still have to do on occupational health and safety.

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