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April 27, 2017

On This Day in 1978:

A cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000—about $1,700 per worker killed.

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Ken Hall: A Shareholder’s Prescription for the Big 3 Opioid Distributors
Updated On: Apr 11, 2017
Apr. 11, 2017  | SAFETY & HEALTH | Flooding America with prescription opioids has meant big money for America’s largest pharmaceutical wholesale distributors and big payouts for their CEOs. But as the overdose death toll mounts and the costs of litigation and enforcement actions climb, shareholders are demanding answers about what’s gone wrong and why no one at the top has stopped it. Over the past year, elected leaders and the news media have rightly turned their attention to the role of the country’s "big three" distributors — McKesson, AmerisourceBergen, and Cardinal Health — in fueling our country’s deadly prescription opioid epidemic which claims the lives of 62 Americans every day….As a long-term shareholder of these companies, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters has demanded that our elected, corporate board representatives do their jobs…wvgazettemail.com

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