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工作场所的死亡人数

反思工人纪念日

作者Doug Parker,执行董事

我特别关注约旦·巴拉布的优秀博客, 密闭空间. Jordan provides great news and commentary on what is happening in occupational health and safety. I especially appreciate the work he puts into sharing news stories from across the nation about workers who are killed on the job. 那些故事,那些工人,值得我们关注. 

Earlier this month I was scrolling through the stories and noticed one was about a worker from my hometown. I clicked on the link to the news article and after some further searching realized it was a guy who was two years behind me in high school. 小鲍比·布莱文斯.他是一名47岁的卡车司机,有妻子、女儿和孙女. 他的卡车防水布盖的框架接触到电线时触电身亡. 

我不太了解鲍比. I had to look through an old yearbook to match the middle-aged man being eulogized on 脸谱网 with the teenage Bobby I finally recognized. 我从社交媒体上拼凑出了他高中以来的生活概况. 在最近的一张照片中,他骄傲地微笑着坐在一辆新的红色自卸卡车的方向盘后面, 门上写着他雇主的名字. 他喜欢修车和摩托车,喜欢在当地的赛道上比赛. 

一位朋友回忆起他和鲍比每天早上3:30打电话的情景.m. 在一天的工作开始之前,只是看看彼此做得怎么样. 另一个人还记得鲍比是如何指导他开车的. 很多人还记得他是如何逗他们笑的.

有几个人评论了鲍比的慷慨和社区意识. 我了解到当当地的孩子需要专门的医疗照顾时, Bobby auctioned off his prized Harley Davidson motorcycle in order to contribute to the child’s medical fund. 鲍比不认识那个孩子和他的家人.

随着工人纪念日的临近, 请花点时间不仅反思我们失去的工人, 但也对留下的亲人和社区造成了无法估量的损失. 因为每一个死去的工人都有一个故事,值得我们关注.