April 23, 2007 The Pump Handle 0Comment

Tammy has posted another edition of the Weekly Toll: Death in the American Workplace at her Weekly Toll blog. It gives short writeups on 117 workplace deaths, including the following:

  • Vernon Christensen, a 72-year-old resident of Stayton, Oregon, was crushed by a reversing logging truck while working as a flagger on a logging road.
  • Lina Shearer, a 43-year-old resident of Clay City, Kentucky, was killed when a piece of machinery broke in the manufacturing plant where she worked and struck her in the neck.
  • Lt. Corey Dahlem, a 45-year-old police officer from Gainesville, Florida, died after being struck by a drunk driver while on duty after the University of Florida men’s basketball team won the national title.

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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