WORTH READING: “The BP Cover-Up” in the September-October 2010 issue of Mother Jones. “We Mad as Hell – And we’re not going to take this!” in the August 23 & 30, 2010 edition of Newsweek. The meltdown of the JetBlue flight attendant who grabbed the intercom, announced his resignation, grabbed tow beers, and existed down the escape hatch came hours before Bureau of Labor Statistics stats signaled that companies may have pushed workers as far as they can go, according to the article by Daniel Gross.
Preliminary results from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released Thursday show a decline in workplace fatalities from 4,340 workers in 2009 from a final count of 5,214 fatal work injuries in 2008.
An 8-year-old boy was killed Sunday morning when he went to work with his father in Woodland, Texas, reports KCRA.com. The boy was struck by a passing forklift in the parking lot of a business, according to police.
Dave Johnson has been chief editor of Industrial Safety and Hygiene News (ISHN) since 1980. We’ve given ISHN’s Facebook newsletter, also posted on the ISHN web site blog, a new title so we are not restricted to publishing Monday (The Week that will be in Safetyland), Wedneday (Hump Day in Safetyland) and Friday (The Week that was…)