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worker-694267_1920-300x199Three construction workers are dead and 20 people were injured after the top floors of an 18-story, half-built Hard Rock Hotel collapsed into ruins on October 12, sending tons of debris into the street.

The building was under construction at the edge of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Most of the approximately 100 construction workers at the construction site were uninjured, but three workers were declared dead and 20 others were rushed to area hospitals.

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4k-wallpaper-asphalt-clouds-2790391-300x200An I-4 construction worker was hit by a 7,000-pound pipe last Friday in the latest mishap at the Central Florida highway construction project. The highway, currently under reconstruction in Orlando, Florida, is a $2.3 billion project. 

According to the report by the Orlando Fire Department, it was around 1:40 PM when the incident occurred on the site, located between North Hughey Avenue and West Robinson Street. Upon being hit by the 60-foot long pipe, the worker suffered a leg injury.

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adult-agbiopix-agriculture-2889093-300x200This week, on September 17th, 2019, the Trump administration passed a new food inspection policy in Washington, DC that has raised concerns about worker safety. The policy now allows an increase in slaughter line speeds in all US hog processing factories.

According to the Human Rights Watch, increasing the slaughter line speed is threatening worker lives and putting them at risk of severe injuries. The policy, known as the “Modernization of Swine Slaughter Inspection” rule, was announced by the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). FSIS belongs to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). 

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