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Friday, October 10, 2008

Workplace death

Posted By on Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 3:56 PM

The quality-control technician should have moved the bucket off the wet floor and taken the nail out of the pallet:

A quality-control technician died this week after inhaling a chemical at a pharmaceutical plant in Nova Scotia.

The 46-year-old man worked at the Sepracor Canada Ltd. facility in Windsor.

Provincial labour department spokeswoman Jacqueline May said the man was exposed to D-Malic acid on Tuesday and died in hospital the next day.

Which is to say, that contrary to the gazillions of dollars the province puts into stupid TV ads, workplace injuries are almost always the fault of poor management policies, and not careless employees.

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