Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Do Republicans still wish we had fewer government regulations???

Funny thing about the free market and deregulation, we would no doubt see more of these stories...and conservatives would be okay with that. Hey, you want to work, then take what we give you:
Imperial Industries in Rothschild has been hit with $161,000 in proposed penalties by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration … cited with 12 serious safety violations and two willful violations after welders were allegedly exposed to hazardous fumes … a chemical called hexavalent chromium "that can cause lung cancer and respiratory, eye and skin damage."
If workers die, there'll be another one waiting to take their place. "Are there no workhouses?"
Scott Allen of the U.S. Department of Labor said it's a standard that's been around for a very long time, and there's simply no excuse for it," Workers were also allegedly endangered by amputation because machines lacked safety mechanisms. Imperial Industries has 15 days to respond. 

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