Discounted lives

Number 22226
Subject Worker Safety
Source Star (Kansas City, Mo.)
State MO
Year 2005
Publication Date Dec. 11; Dec. 15
Summary The KC Star analyze the Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspection database for the Kansas City metropolitan area, reviewed public records and interviewed more than 100 people in order to determine how well OSHA protects workers. The study found that OSHA fines employees in workers' deaths less than it should and downgrades its most serious violations in workers' deaths, hurting workers who are trying to sue employees. OSHA is behind in its safety standards.
Pages 19
Keywords CAR;worker safety;corruption;OSHA;Occupational Safety and Health Administration;Kansas City;Missouri;health;inspections;workplace
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