The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Study Exposes Government Cover-up of On-the-job Injuries and Illnesses

May 22, 2006

A recent study by Michigan State University researchers found that between 1999 and 2001 an average of 869,034 workers were injured or sickened on their jobs each year in the state. This is three times the number reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

The researchers cross-checked on-the-job accident and illness figures from five publicly available databases, rather than relying solely on phony figures supplied by the bosses. Their findings indicate that in the country as a whole, about 13.2 million workers were injured or sickened on their jobs in 2003, rather than the 4.4. million the government reported!

The government is certainly doing something about this slaughter–helping the bosses to cover it up!