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John Morrell / Workplace Accidents #315446

CBS Evening News for Friday, Apr 24, 1987
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Fine levied by Occupational Safety and Health Admin. (OSHA) against John Morrell meatpacking company for accident violations reported; details given.

(Dakota City, Nebraska: Bob Faw) Meatpacking industry's general violations of OSHA accident reporting regulations examined; Joe Eck and Carole Newman cited as exs. [ECK, NEWMAN - comment on their experiences.] Findings of union's investigation outlined. [UFCW union spokesperson Louie ANDERSON - notes motive of employers' covering up accidents.] Union Carbide, Shell Oil and Chrysler recalled all cited as well in past year [Representative Tom LANTOS - notes implications of willful under-reporting by major corps.] IBP's explanation for Eck's and Newman's cases outlined. [OSHA spokesperson John PRENDERGAST - notes relationship between inspection rate and company's accident reports] [UFCW union spokesperson Bill SCHMITZ - calls for thorough OSHA inspection of industry] [Liz PENNACKY - comments.] Pennacky's experience described.

Faw, Bob;
Schieffer, Bob

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