The meat industry is absolutely reprehensible. Its treatment of workers has been horrible ever since it and the Eisenhower administration busted the unions in the 50s in order to lower prices for cons
These are the graves of Thomas Hatton, Lewis Davies, and other victims of the Avondale Colliery coal mine fire. What I’m going to do here is paste my Labor History on Avondale with some addition
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
On April 27, 1978, a concrete cooling tower at a power plant being constructed on Willow Island in West Virginia, collapsed, killing 51 workers. This was one of the largest industrial disasters of the
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
On October 26, 1924, the first of five workers died in less than a week at Standard Oil’s New Jersey Bayway TEL works from lead exposure in making leaded gasoline. Lead has been part of human econom
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 October 4, 1918, the T.A. Gillespie Shell Loading Plant near Sayreville, New Jersey exploded, killing approximately 100 workers making ammunition for the nation’s war effort during World War