What A Way To Watch Out For WorkersSusan B. Garland
In many food-processing plants, the safety hazard workers fear most is fire. In 1970, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) required employers to keep exit doors clear as escape hatches. But the edict was cold comfort to the relatives of 25 workers who died on Sept. 3, when a blaze swept through the Imperial Food Products Inc. plant in Hamlet, N. C. Employees claim its owners routinely locked doors to keep workers from stealing chicken parts.
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