Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: Almost never is a workplace death unpreventable

While the nation, and Coloradans, continue to recover from the unprecedented social and economic impacts of this horrible pandemic, we must not lose sight of another killer which, when ignored, claims the lives of our family members, friends and neighbors: Workplace fatalities. In 2021, 46 Colorado workers in businesses under the jurisdiction of the federal […]

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How Amazon hid its safety crisis in Colorado — and nationwide

This story was produced by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization. Get their investigations emailed to you directly by signing up at By Will Evans, Rachel de Leon, Katharine Mieszkowski, Soo Oh, Andrew Donohue, Esther Kaplan, Matt Thompson and Nikki Frick, Reveal On Cyber Monday 2014, Amazon operations chief Dave […]

Posted inBusiness, COVID, News, Politics and Government

Workers protest $15,615 federal fine for JBS meatpacking plant in Greeley where coronavirus killed six

By Pattie Nieberg, The Associated Press/Report for America A union representing workers at a Colorado meatpacking plant where six workers died of COVID-19 and hundreds more were infected staged a protest Wednesday, claiming that federal officials should have fined the company more for its alleged failure to provide safe working conditions. The JBS USA-owned plant […]

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Focus on language helped drive down injuries for Spanish-speaking construction workers in Colorado

Cristobal Delgado spent three years working as a roofer after moving to the U.S. from Panama. He took a risk on every roof that he climbed because he’d never received a minute of safety training. He mentioned this during a fall-protection safety seminar given by his new employer, Haselden Construction in Centennial, which put the […]