May 31, 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 57 workplace deaths, including the following:

* David Kessler, Jr., a 27-year-old communications worker from Marysville, Washington, died of severe shock after coming into contact with an electrical wire at the Wild Waves water park.
* Melinda Morrell, 23, was fatally shot while working at the Check N’ Go loan store in Waukegan, Illinois.
* Matthew Rouse, a 44-year-old construction worker from Jonesboro, Arkansas, died after falling from a forklift and then being crushed by the machine’s steel basket.

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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