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Resource ID: #15761
Subject: Worker Safety
Source: Arizona Republic (Phoenix)
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Date: 20-Sep-98

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The Arizona Republic reports that "If you die on the job, your company may be fined. But how much is a life worth? You won't like the answer.... It's not easy to place a value on human life. Juries have set its worth in the millions. Philosophers argue that life is priceless. In Arizona, however, a worker's life is worth a little less -- about $3,000. That's the median fine paid by Arizona companies for safety violations that contributed to the death of a worker, according to a computer analysis of Occupational Safety and Health Administration records...."

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