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Apr. 27, 1978: A cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000?about $1,700 per worker killed.

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Dec. 10 Is a National Day of Action
Posted On: Dec 10, 2012

Dec. 10, 2012 | As Congress continues to negotiate with President Obama for a budget deal preparations are being made for a National Day of Action against cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Hundreds of events are planned nationwide today - International Human Rights Day (see Today in Labor History at top right of this page). Jump over to TeamsterNation to learn more and get linked to an event near you. Meanwhile, check out the events scheduled in Baltimore and Washington, DC.


 
 
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