OSHA chief "frankly doesn't believe" BLS injury data (10/19)
"The great irony of the Gulf spill disaster was that on the day of the explosion, the Deepwater Horizon rig was being presented a plaque for seven years without a lost-time injury," he said.
Tremendous growth in the use of contractors is also causing misleading injury rates, said Dr. Michaels. On the day after the BP Texas City, Texas refinery explosion, BP's fatality rate was still zero, he said. That's because the workers killed were contractors, not BP employees.