October 24, 2014

150 workers die daily from injury, disease

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WASHINGTON – In 2011, 4,693 workers were killed on the job, according to a new AFL-CIO report, “Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect.” That is an average of 13 workers every day. In addition, another estimated 50,000 die every year from occupational diseases – an average of 137 a day, bringing the total [...]

N.C. SLD: Let’s focus on workplace safety

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By Ron Ingerick,North Carolina State Legislative Director –  The deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, and the deaths of workers and first responders there should be a wake-up call for all of us here. Last year, in North Carolina, 148 of our hardworking sisters and brothers left for work one day and [...]