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Tyson Bets on Robots to Fight Meat Industry Worker Shortage

When you visit a meat plant, humans are completing tasks like stacking pallets and packing chicken drumsticks. But Tyson Foods Inc. thinks robots can do it all. The U.S. meat giant is betting that automation and robotics can alleviate a …

Samsung, Workers to End Standoff on Workers’ Deaths

Samsung Electronics and a group representing ailing Samsung computer chip and display factory workers said Tuesday they have agreed to end a years-long standoff over compensation for deaths and grave illnesses among Samsung workers. Samsung and Banolim said they will …

Bangladesh Works Hard to Meet U.S. Factory Safety Conditions

Bangladesh said it has met the conditions put forward by the United States for better safety and workers’ rights in its factories that were essential to regain preferential trade status the impoverished South Asian nation lost in 2013 after two …

Wyoming Lawmakers Consider $50K Fatal Accident Fines

Wyoming state legislators are discussing whether to require a $50,000 fine for any company where a safety violation causes the death of one of its workers. The draft legislation heads before the Joint Labor, Health and Social Services Committee in …

World Cup Organizers Defend Record Despite Accidents

Despite the latest death, World Cup organizers said Tuesday they aren’t sacrificing worker safety in a rush to get venues ready for next year’s tournament in Brazil. “There is never a discussion that says you have to cut any corners …

Fast-Growing Craft Brewers Struggle With Worker Safety

Welder Mark Moynihan crawled down a narrow tube into a space the size of a car interior to seal the crack in the fermentation tank at Calhoun’s Bar-B-Q & Brewery in Knoxville, Tennessee. The space was oversaturated with oxygen. He …

Bangladesh Probe: Fire Sabotage, Owner Negligent

A Bangladesh government committee investigating the garment factory fire that killed 112 people last month said in its findings Monday that the blaze was sabotage, probably by someone who worked there. But the panel said that no matter who set …

20 Years After North Carolina Plant Fire, Inspections Declining

Twenty years after the worst industrial accident in North Carolina history, there are signs that progress in worker safety made after the deaths of 25 people in a chicken plant fire is beginning to wane. The Charlotte Observer reported Sunday …