Hospital records and workers' compensation data from Michigan reveals many more crushing-type injuries occur on the job than suggested by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This week’s snapshot of just one work-related fatality in the US. This one occurred on Wednesday, November 30 in Belding, MI.
Fatal work injury that killed Ricardo Ramos, 49, was preventable, Michigan OSHA cites Hillshire Brands
The fatal work-related injuries that killed Ricardo Ramos could have been prevented had his employer followed worker safety regulations.
Erik Deighton’s work-related death could have been prevented. That’s how I see Michigan OSHA's findings in the agency’s citations against his employer, Colonial Plastics.
This week's snapshot of just one work-related fatality. This one occurred on May 10 at a meat processing plant in Michigan.
Erik Deighton, 23, was crushed last month in a piece of machinery. A police officer commenting about his death called it an accident. There are well-established ways to prevent a worker from being crushed in a machine. When it happens, it is not an accident.
Americans say they respect life and the rule of law, but not so much when it involves workers’ lives and safety hazards
The AFL-CIO's annual "Death on the Job" report presents the painful truth that the penalty for employers who violate safety rules that lead to worker fatalities, is woefully inadequate. Our nation's rhetoric about respect for life seems not to apply to working people who face serious hazards on-the-job.