February 6, 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 64 workplace deaths, including the following:

  • Janez Case, a 51-year-old EMT who died when the ambulance she was riding in crashed on an icy road in Clayton, Oklahoma.
  • Raymond Fenoff, a 38-year-old construction worker from Douglas, Massachusetts, who died when scaffolding collapsed and he fell at least 10 feet.
  • Ron Emerick, a 29-year-old bouncer at a Hollywood club, was fatally shot after an argument outside the club.

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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