Who's Protecting Whom

Number 12472
Subject Federal Government
Source NBC News Dateline
Year 1995
Publication Date August 1, 1995
Summary A computer-assisted investigation reveals a shocking pattern of lax enforcement at the agency charged with protecting worker safety.Multiple examples show that OSHA is reducing fines 99% of the time, collecting only 33 cents on the dollar. The story of Patrick Hayes, killed in a corn silo, was chosen to highlight how OSHA can save on fines and criminal prosecutions, despite findings of deliberate violations of worker safety. (Aug. 1, 1995) See Handout entry #479 for more information on Hayes case and FOIA problems encountered.
Pages 10
Keywords Hinchman; Thompson; CAR; Who's protecting whom; Contest entry; Labor; Secretary Robert Reich; Showell Farms; TAPE
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