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Dying to WorkDeath and Injury in the American Workplace$
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Jonathan D. Karmel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781501709982

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.001.0001

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Are There Really Any Accidents?

Are There Really Any Accidents?

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(p.209) 7 Are There Really Any Accidents?
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Dying to Work
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Jonathan D. Karmel

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501709982.003.0008

The final chapter adds the all important prescription that making workers safer requires more than new regulations and other needed reforms already discussed. It requires a change in the narrative that workers are injured and killed at work from accidents. The workers' deaths and injuries told from the stories were not unforeseen and unexpected. They were the consequence of known and foreseeable workplace hazards. In the end, refusing to call workplace deaths and injuries accidents is a final important step to the awareness that is necessary to demand meaningful change in workplace protections for American workers.

Keywords:   accidents, foreseeable, narrative, hazards, awareness

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