The company’s long-simmering tensions with its warehouse workers have spilled over in the coronavirus pandemic.
The casualties come in the wake of reporting that staff were short of protective masks and gloves and were required to report to work sick.
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.”
Grounds maintenance workers, including tree trimmers, have a fatality rate that is more than three times that of the average worker in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Across the Bakken, deeply entrenched corporate practices and weak federal oversight have inoculated energy producers against responsibility when worke