Dying for work

by | Sep 14, 2020 | News, Slider

DOCUMENTING THE PANDEMIC’S DEADLY TOLL ON MASSACHUSETTS WORKERS

MASSCOSH & MASSACHUSETTS AFL-CIO

The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented worker health and safety crisis. Thousands of Massachusetts workers have been infected while employers continue to fail to provide basic, life-saving workplace safety protections. Government agencies responsible for protecting worker and public health at the federal and state level have failed to hold employers responsible, choosing to save businesses rather than save lives. This report is meant to capture the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on worker safety and health.

[Local 8751 members who died from COVID-19 while working in the early Spring are listed in the Memorium section of the MassCOSH report below starting on page nine.]

In Memoriam: Local 8751 members Who Have Died of COVID-19

In Memoriam: Local 8751 members Who Have Died of COVID-19

Nearly 60 workers in Mass. have died of COVID-19 after potentially being exposed on the job, according to a safety coalition report