Hiding Injuries at Tesla: Where The Worker Still Doesn’t Matter.

Under-recording of workplace injuries and illnesses is bad, and far too common. But at the automaker Tesla, in Fremont, California,  under-recording is more than a paper exercise in deception — at Tesla it means withholding needed medical treatment of injured workers so that their injuries aren’t report on OSHA logs. We wrote previously about reports…

This Day In History: 82 Miners Killed in Millfield Mine Disaster, November 5, 1930

On this day in 1930, at 11:45 a.m., a tremendous explosion rocked the Sunday Creek  No. 6 mine near Millfield, Ohio, killing 82 coal miners.  Most of the miners were killed by asphyxiation from the carbon monoxide that resulted from the ignition of methane gas.  A few miners survived by climbing out a ventilation shaft, and an…

Weekly Toll: Death In the Workplace

U.P. woman dies in workplace accident in Mackinac County MACKINAC COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) — An Upper Peninsula woman is dead after a workplace accident in Mackinac County. Michigan State Police said it happened at the Carmeuse Lime & Stone facility on M-134 in Cedarville around 1:50 a.m. Saturday.  Upon their arrival, troopers said they found…