CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 24, 1992
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White Plains, New York: Mark Phillips) OSHA's penalties against companies that violate safety rules featured; photograph shown of construction worker Craig Fitch, who was killed on the job; details given of accident and subsequent fine against his employer, American Steel Erectors. [Fitch's WIFE - says her husband would still be alive if OSHA had been doing its job; testifies before Congress.] OSHA penalties for fatal or catastrophic accidents in 1972 and 1990 compared. [Construction WORKER - says it's very dangerous.] Scenes shown of Fidel Rodriguez, who was exposed to toxic mercury fumes at the Brooklyn, New York, Pem thermometer factory. [Rodriguez lawyer Robert GOULD - says OSHA wasn't protecting the workers.] Number of people jailed by OSHA over the last 20 years noted. [OSHA acting administrator Dorothy STRUNK - talks about strong enforcement on OSHA standards.] [Representative Charles SCHUMER - mentions criminal sanctions.]
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