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Forum Post: Worker safety, and other rights

Posted 7 years ago on March 30, 2013, 11:27 a.m. EST by inclusionman (7064)
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[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago

100's of workers killed! Bangledeshi workers demanding better conditions.protest building collapse.


Solidarity with the workers!

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

Raani managers failed to put Centeno under a safety shower after he was burned and did not call 911 even though his skin was peeling and he was clearly in agony, Galassi wrote. “It took a minimum of 38 minutes before (Centeno) arrived at a local occupational health clinic … after having been transported by and in the vehicle of another employee while he shivered in shock and yelled, ‘hurry, hurry!’ ”

A clinic worker called an ambulance, which, according to Chicago Fire Department records, arrived at 2:26 p.m. Centeno was in “moderate to severe distress with 70-80% 1st and mostly 2nd degree burns to head, face, neck, chest, back, buttocks, arms and legs,” the records show. Paramedics administered morphine.

“The EMT’s were horrified and angered at the employer, for not calling 911 at the scene and further delaying his care by transferring him to a clinic instead of a hospital,” Galassi’s memo says.

John Newquist, who retired from OSHA in September after 30 years with the agency, said the case was among the most disturbing he encountered as an assistant regional administrator in Chicago.

“I cannot remember a case where somebody got severely burned and nobody called 911,” said Newquist, a former compliance officer who investigated more than 100 fatal accidents during his career. “It’s beyond me.”

On May 15, OSHA proposed a $473,000 fine against Raani for 14 alleged violations, six of which are classified as willful, indicating “plain indifference” toward employee safety and health. No decision has been made on whether the case will be referred to the Department of Justice for possible prosecution, agency spokesman Jesse Lawder said. OSHA hadn’t inspected the Raani factory for 18 years prior to the accident.

Invisibility makes it all possible.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago

And the lack of inspections occurs because of cuts.

And the "fines" facilitate the forgoing of criminal charges.

Someone needs to go to jail for murder.

Simply outrageous!!

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 7 years ago

I agree. I think that it does warrant a murder charge. It won't happen but, it is way past time.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago

Maybe, maybe not. But it's just fuckin outrageous.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago

Workers Memorial day


FYConsideration (& bump to remind us)

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 7 years ago