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A roundup of stories on grain bin deaths
Here is a collection of the recent stories on grain bin deaths, spearheaded by NPR, the Center for Public Integrity, and the Kansas City Star.
Be sure to look out for another story tonight on NPR's "All Things Considered."
- Special Series Page: Buried in Grain
- (part 1) Fines Slashed In Grain Bin Entrapment Deaths (with audio from All Things Considered)
- (part 2) Enforcement of Penalties Weak in Grain Deaths (with audio from Morning Edition)
- (part 3) Simple Strategies Can Prevent Grain Bin Tragedies (with audio from All Things Considered)
- (part 4) Why Grain Storage Bin Rescues Are Risky and Complex (with audio from Morning Edition)
- Buried in Grain -- database of incident reports, fines, and how much the fines got cut
- Should Grain Bins On Farms Be Regulated, Too?
Center for Public Integrity
- Worker suffocations persist as grain storage soars, employers flout safety rules
- Rethinking OSHA exemption for farms
Kansas City Star
- Map of grain bin entrapment deaths in Kansas & Missouri
- Charges considered in Atchison grain elevator blast
- Video: Family discusses son lost in Atchison blast, demand action
- Young lives lost in dangerous jobs
- Memories of victims evoke workplace danger reminders
Harvest Public Media
(supplies content to farm country public radio stations)
Want to share these stories on social media? Include the Twitter handles, @publici, @npr, @KCStar, and @hberkes to thank the reporters for their hard work on these investigations, and use the hashtag #OSHA to make sure the agency sees that this is an important issue to us. You can use the shortened URL http://bit.ly/14jdRFm for easy sharing of our earlier post.
Please, share, share, and share these stories some more. We must encourage this type of investigative reporting on issues critical to workers' health and safety.