On January 2, 2006, a coal mine near Sago, West Virginia exploded. Thirteen miners were trapped inside and only one of those survived the two days it took to get the miners out. Yet another example of
Gizmodo has this series where they ask experts this or that. For this week’s version, they asked a bunch of historians about which technology has led to the most accidental death. I was one of t
Another day, another worker murdered by the meat industry. A Eufaula man was killed Tuesday afternoon in an industrial accident at the chicken processing plant in Baker Hill, according to Barbour Coun
On December 6, 1907 the Monongah Mining Disaster in West Virginia killed at least 362 workers but probably over 500. This remains the most deadly mining disaster in American history. Coal mining was a
Supply chains exist to maximize profit for western corporations. The easiest ways to increase profit is to lower labor costs and create environmental hazards. Supply chains do this by outsourcing all
Oh coal, you never have any downsides. A federal jury on Wednesday ruled a global contractor tasked with keeping disaster clean-up workers safe instead endangered them – some fatally. A jury in U.S.
On April 16, 1947, the SS Grandcamp, a French-registered ship of American origin, exploded in the harbor of Texas City, Texas. Carrying 2,200 tons of ammonium nitrate, this set off a chain reaction of
I am far from surprised that a sizable number of the deaths in the Mexico earthquake are sweatshop workers toiling in an unsafe building. In Mexico City, social movements and working people are in mou