“Less Regulation is the Key to the Miracle Economy of Texas”

15 dead in a plant that was last inspected by OSHA in 1985.  Bloomberg Businessweek comments, “OSHA conducted 4,448 inspections in the last fiscal year, a pace that would mean it would visit every workplace in 126 years, according to a report by the AFL-CIO.”   It stored 270 tons of  ammonium nitrate.  There are no federal rules that to keep this fertilizer far away from towns.

and in Bangladesh 100 workers died in a factory collapse.  Workers refused to go into the building on seeing all the cracks, but the next day the boss said that all was OK and that people had to go to work.  They worked and they died.


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