One McDonald’s chain in Chicago received half a million dollars in forgivable federal loans. Then came complaints of COVID-19 safety failures and a deadly outbreak.
The injury records were released after a Reveal lawsuit, unlocking data the Trump administration had tried to keep secret.
The decision has far reaching implications and could force the federal government to release tens of thousands of workplace injury reports.
Efforts to create a federal rule to protect workers from infectious diseases have dragged on for decades.
In the wake of Reveal’s investigation, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Ilhan Omar say producing the data “should be quick and easy.”
A Florida shipyard worker died earlier this year on the job. While OSHA investigated, the Navy and Coast Guard gave the company lucrative contracts.
OSHA doesn’t want companies to submit their employee injury records. A new lawsuit says that violates federal law.
A former Tesla safety director’s suit says he was fired for reporting unsafe working conditions such as chemical exposures and fires at the company.
The electric car company added 13 injuries from 2017 that had been missing when it certified its legally mandated injury report earlier this year.
OSHA levied the largest safety fine in Tesla’s history against its solar business after a worker in Massachusetts was shocked and burned.