This week, The Guardian is running a brief series on workplace fatalities.
Thousands of workers in the US die on the job every year. Since OSHA was first founded, fatalities in the workplace have decreased dramatically, but the US still outpaces most industrialized nations in workplace fatality rates and the Trump Administration is taking steps to set back worker safety by severely understaffing OSHA.
As part of the series, three stories on different workplace fatality categories are being published. Two stories have been published so far, on excessive heat and fatal falls, with the third on silicosis/black lung disease to be published on Friday. Check them out at the links below.