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Brett Emison

Brown Lung Disease Symptoms Can Be Disabling

Cotton and textile workers that have contracted “Brown Lung Disease” (or Byssinosis) face asthma-like symptoms which can be the worst on the workers’ first day back to work after…

Brett Emison

Did You Know… Textile & Cotton Workers Face Dangers of Brown Lung Disease?

Brown lung disease (also called cotton worker’s lung and known medically as byssinosis), is a chronic lung disease closely associated with the textile industry because it is caused by exposure to…

Brett Emison

Massey Upper Big Branch Mine's Two Sets Of Safety Records

I’ve written before about Massey Energy’s history of safety violations, how it put profits over safety, and even how its CEO, Don Blankenship, tried to buy a state supreme court judge.
Now, it…

Brett Emison

Negligence at West Virginia Coal Mine Months Before Blast; President Honors Victims

We reported weeks ago about the tragic West Virginia coal mine explosion at Massey Energy’s Upper Big Branch Mine. We also followed up on the story and reported about Massey CEO Don Blankenship’s…

Brett Emison

West Virginia Mine Explosion Sheds Light On Work Place Dangers

The tragic Montcoal, West Virginia mine explosion that killed at least 25 mine workers has shed light on dangerous conditions faced not only by mine workers, but by millions of workers across…

Brett Emison

Injury, Death When Boom Lift Falls In Kansas City Crane Accident

The Kansas City Star reported that one man was killed and another critically injured when a boom lift or crane toppled over this afternoon at the site of Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in…

Chrissie Cole

Worker Dies At Taum Sauk Construction Site

A female laborer with Ozark Constructors died in a construction accident Tuesday while working on a concrete placement at the Taum Sauk reservoir in southeast Missouri.
She was flown to…

Shannon Weidemann

Construction Worker Dies at Fort Bliss

A construction worker on a job site at Fort Bliss in Texas was killed on Friday. The construction accident involved a C.F. Jordan employee and not a member of the military. The victim was hit by a concrete block. Fort Bliss firefighters responded to the incident, which happened about 9:30 a.m. at a construction site on Biggs Army Airfield. The victim was a 45-year-old man who had been with…

Shannon Weidemann

Texas Man Dies in Accident at Work

A 28-year-old man from Bartlett died of injuries he sustained at the TECO-Westinghouse Motor Co. manufacturing plant in Round Rock, Texas. The firefighters that responded to the scene treated him for a chest and abdomen injury. The workplace injury happened last week Monday. Round Rock firefighters said they received a call from TECO-Westinghouse about 1:45 p.m. When they arrived, they…

Shannon Weidemann

Risk of Work Injury Higher in Overweight

A new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has shown that more overweight and obese people are involved in workplace injuries than others. Researchers based the study on Body Mass Index (BMI) calculations. BMI is a measure of body fat based on an adult’s height and weight. It is used to screen for weight categories that may lead to health problems. According to the CDC, a…