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Brooklyn Workplace Injury Turned Fatal Under Investigation

 Earlier this month, Gustavo Tapia, aged 22, died in a forklift accident in Brooklyn, New York. He was using a walk behind forklift to push a Yale forklift up a ramp when it rolled backward and pinned him against the wall. The operator of the electric forklift was unscathed but Tapia died from his workplace injury. The Dangers of Forklifts The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that inadequate training causes a number of […]

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Five of the Worst Industrial Accidents in American History

After the horrific collapse of a Bangladesh clothing factory last spring that left more than 900 workers dead or missing, the world was appalled. Because major American retailers such as Wal-Mart used the factory to produce their products, it prompted an outcry against American consumerism. We were confronted by our reliance on foreign workers, who we exploit. These workers are paid so little that it constitutes modern slave labor. But, while the treatment of foreign […]

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