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Without Protections, Workers are Free to Die

Without Protections, Workers are Free to Die

note taken by Marshall Mayer on August 15, 2019 at 10:35 am at 1025 Lane 10 1/2, Worland, WY USA.

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Marshall Mayer
Marshall Mayer says:
Jun 18, 2021 05:33 PM
A worker is tethered to a safety harness as he loads bentonite into train cars at this plant owned by Black Hills Bentonite LLC. Of course, the company owners limit their liability—legally—and are forced by public protection measures (called regulations) to prevent injury to their workers. Unions add another layer of protection. Freedom means different things to different people, depending on your relationship to the means of production.

A couple of months after this note was taken, this company was being investigated for numerous safety violations reported by a recently-retired worker:[…]/.
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