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How COVID-19 makes Industrial Workers Vulnerable

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How COVID-19 makes Industrial Workers Vulnerable

In the United States, an estimated 2.3 million workers are exposed to crystalline silica—a substance that has caused the most widespread occupational respiratory disease for over 100 years now. For a long time, exposure to the mineral declined after disasters like Hawk’s Nest Tunnel went public. Scientists and policymakers stood together to prevent the exploitation of American workers in...

The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster – A Tragedy We Cannot Repeat

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The Hawks Nest Tunnel Disaster – A Tragedy We Cannot Repeat

In the opening lyric of John Denver’s signature classic Take me Home, Country Roads, he describes West Virginia as “almost heaven”—an accurate portrayal of the Mountain State in the eyes of its people. Its picturesque green fields and overlooks make for a hiker’s or a rock climber’s dream come true. But with all its untouched nature and breathtaking views, West...

Silicosis on the Rise in the Fracking Industry

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Silicosis on the Rise in the Fracking Industry

“Fracking” is the common name for a now widely used process to extract oil and gas – hydraulic fracturing. Though it has existed for well over 60 years, the drilling technique only took center stage in the last decade with the improvement of technologies. As of 2019, the industry has made the United States a major crude oil exporter. However, any economic benefits gained from...

The First Countertop Worker in U.S. Diagnosed with Silicosis

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The First Countertop Worker in U.S. Diagnosed with Silicosis

Since its creation in the late 1980s, quartz (an industry term for engineered stone) has been used in custom home building and improvement. The engineered stone’s durability and fashionable element has prompted it to become a popular material used in kitchens and bathrooms. While the manufacturing of the stone has been attributed to a fast-growing industry, the workers who fabricate and...

Cutting Countertops: Is it Synonymous with Silicosis?

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Cutting Countertops: Is it Synonymous with Silicosis?

Despite the safety and health regulations that are seemingly assured to manual labor workers in the countertop fabrication industry, there is an obvious disconnect between company claims of protection, and the serious fatal diseases contracted by workers as a result of minimal action taken to verify those claims. This reality is especially true to individuals who have developed silicosis due...

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