BOSTON CONSTRUCTION WORKER KILLED AT HIGH RISE. ATTORNEY GENERAL,GOVERNOR, LABOR BOSSES, AND BUSINESS HAVE FAILED, CONTINUE TO FAIL, AND WILL CONTINUE TO FAIL TO ADEQUATELY INSURE PROTECTION OF MASSACHUSETTS WORKING CHILDREN, MEN AND WOMEN. MEDIA MUST DO MORE TO ADDRESS,REPORT, AND URGE REFORMS.
January 24, 2009
These types of tragedies in the Massachusetts workplace continue and should be avoided.
The problem is that the Office of Attorney General and Office of the Governor with their patronage appointee managers have failed, continues to fail, will continue to fail to enforce workplace accident prevention and Health laws. Massachusetts formerly was the national leader in the prevention of workplace accidents and health.
The difficulty stated by so called Labor Bosses and the Attorney General and almost oblivious Governor Patronage Appointees is an excuse issue of some sort false preemption of so called federal jurisdiction. They must face the issue head on instead of playing political disregard
However, these entities who have failed are the fact there is no clearly definable prevention program to enforce existing Accident Preventions rules and regulations under the State Workers Compensation Laws that halts the continuation of poor federal enforcement.
The Federal Government does not do any system of systematic inspection for the prevention of accidents. The fear of seeing a Federal Inspector is little or nil and seeing any type of state inspection non existent.
As a former State Director of Industrial Safety and Industrial Inspector, I offer an open challenge. I appeal to so called Labor Bosses, Attorney General, Legitimate Businesses, and Legislature, to finally resolve this issue because of the almost total Federal Government Failure to adequately insure an accident prevention workplace systematic inspection program for Massachusetts Working Children, Men, and Women. The media must do more to address, report, and urge reforms other than a one day newspaper account when a tragedy occurs.
Massachusetts needs to have a true 21st century state enforced and administered Workers Compensation Laws and Accident prevention Program.