Workplace Death & Injury

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Bangladesh's exploitation economy
Cyran, Olivier
Article
2013
Before the collapse of Rana Plaza, which killed over a thousand people, most of them textile workers, there was the fire that killed a hundred at the Tazreen factory. A major cause is western companie...
Blasted in a West Virginia Mine
Ely, Mike
Article
2010
Conditions in the mines are caused by capitalism. The 25 dead miners in the latest mine disaster in West Virginia are dead because union-busting and the disregard of safety precautions for the sake of...
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Website
CCOHS promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing information and advice about occupational health and safety.
Connexions Other Voices - July 22, 2017: Secrecy and Power
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2017
Secrecy is a weapon the powerful use against their enemies: us. This issue of Other Voices explores the relationship of secrecy and power.
Day of Mourning
Article
1990
Death in a New York Food Sweatshop: The Killing of Juan Baten
Gross, Daniel
Article
2011
For thousands of recent immigrants, the eastern section of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is where you go to find work in food processing and distribution factories that service many of New York City's marke...
Dying Hard: The Ravages of Industrial Carnage
Leyton, Elliot
Book
1975
A shocking and indignant challenge to the conscience and humanity not just of Canada but of all nations, an outraged cry of protest and concern of workers victimized alike throughout the modern world.
Hazards of Work: How to Fight Them
Kinnersly, Patrick
Book
1973
HealthSources.ca
Website
A web portal featuring information and resources about health, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and important arti...
Leadville Colorado, Miners' Strike: Connexipedia Article
Article
Occurred as a result of rapid industrialization and consolidation of the mining industry.
Logger's death
Article
1989
More chance of dying from work than going to war
Article
2014
Going to war may seem one of the most hazardous ordeals on the planet, but perhaps not. The International Labor Organization (ILO) says there is more chance of dying from work than fighting for your c...
Northland
Steiner, Edie (Director)
Film/Video
2007
A touching look back at the director's father, Albert Steiner, and his life as a miner. Detailing his death, caused by working in the mine and the reality of getting compensation from mining companies...
On a Cross of Coal: How Massey Crucified Miners
Macaray, David
Article
2011
Federal investigators investigated the Massey mine disaster in which 29 miners died discovered that Massey Energy was keeping two sets of books (safety logs). One log reflected actual mine conditions...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 15, 2015: Workers' Health and Safety
Diemer, Ulli (editor); Khan, Tahmid (production)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2015
The topic of the week is Workers' Health and Safety. Articles on why environmentalists should support working class struggles; whistleblowers; the appalling death rate from U.S. drone strikes; the mur...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016: Workers and Climate Change
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the...
A Range of Abuses: The Invisible Deaths of Lebanon's Migrant Domestic Workers
Bajec, Alessandra
Article
2014
Migrant domestic workers generally get very little protection from the Lebanese government and remain under-reported in the media, while the deaths of these workers are rarely discussed in the news. D...
Staff at 'Grinch' KPMG well looked after while advocating 'workers' comp' cuts
Fillmore, Nick
Article
2011
KPMG – which operates across Canada and internationally – performs “hatchet jobs” for governments – often governments that don’t have the nerve to take the lead themselves when they want cutbacks.
Submission to the Hon. Dr. Bette Stephenson, Minister of Labour, Concerning Proposed Occupational Safety and Health: Legislation for the Province of Ontario.
Article
1977
A letter regarding workplace safety in Canada. The letter discusses Canada's relative lack of legilsation that promote preventative safety measures in the workplace.
Tailoring to Needs: Garment Worker Struggles in Bangladesh
Marriott, Red
Article
2010
The class struggle in Bangladesh is fought at a consistently high level and concentrated in the ready made garment (RMG) sector, the country’s dominant industry. Mainly unmediated by trade unions, str...
Triangle Fire Remembered: Against The Current vol. 151
Anonymous
Article
2011
March 25 is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which killed 145 workers, mostly young women immigrants. The factory, located on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of the As...
US farm fatalities: An unpublicized epidemic
Spencer, Naomi
Article
2014
Hundreds of agricultural workers, including many child labourers, die in farming accidents across the US each year. With an official workplace fatality rate of more than 21 per 100,000, farming is the...
Why Workplace "Accidents" Happen: Safety Costs Money
Macaray, David
Article
2013
Many industrial and manufacturing companies resort to almost any means (some of them not entirely legal) to dissuade employees from joining a union because besides having to offer higher wages and imp...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Canadian Injured Workers Alliance
CIWA/ACVAMT conducts research and shares information about the experiences of injured and disabled workers. We share information regionally and nationally with our members, the public and the media. O...
Workers' Health and Safety Centre
The Workers Centre is playing a significant role in transforming workplace health and safety in Ontario. Our training programs and support services equip workers with the knowledge and skills to ident...

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

International Labor Rights Forum
An organization dedicated to achieving just and humane working conditions for workers worldwide. It is committed to overcoming child labour, forced labour and other abusive practices. It promotes the enforcement of labour rights t...

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Asbestos revealed as Canada's top cause of workplace death
Grant, Tavia
2014
Asbestos exposure is the single largest on-the-job killer in Canada. Since 1996, almost 5,000 approved death claims stem from asbestos exposure, making it by far the top source of workplace death in C...
Bangladesh factory fire: brands accused of criminal negligence
Sources News Release
2012
Clean Clothes Campaign, along with trade unions & labour rights organisation, is calling for immediate action from international brands following the fire in Dhaka Bangladesh which killed over 100 wor...
Cheap clothing proves far too dear
The death of workers in Bangladesh are just the latest tragedy that springs from the west's addiction to fashion
Siegle, Lucy
2010
In Bangladesh one hundred workers died in a garment fire, a common occurence plaguing a workforce that already has the distinction of being the "most poorly paid in the world". The author investigates...
Death on the Bakken shale
2015
North Dakota's fracking industry has the highest worker fatality rates in the US. Why are so many dying and who should be held responsible?
Forget Me Not
Canadian Stories of Workplace Tragedy from the Families' Perspective
2011
Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
SS Newfoundland was a sealing ship which lost 78 sealers on the ice during extreme weather conditions in March 1914 which claimed lives from three sealing ships in an event known as the 1914 Newfoundl...

From the Connexions Archives

Ideas and Action
Periodical profile published 1981
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1981
Archive of some articles published in Ideas and Action, a radical paper published by the Workers Solidarity Alliance from 1981 to 1997.