June 30, 2009 | Dave Janney

3 Workers Dead at Waste Plant in Queens

Here is the story:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/29/3-workers-hurt-in-sewage-hole-collapse-in-queens/?hp

Sad story.  What is troubling is that they had a previous fatality at the plant and appear not to have learned much from that experience as evidenced by the recent violations:

“Records from the most recent OSHA inspection, conducted earlier this year, show that the federal agency identified several serious violations at the plant, including violations concerning floor and wall openings and holes, industrial stairs, respiratory protection, medical services, and oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting.”

How many fatalities does it take before people get the message?

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