As March 25th approaches those of us in the world of Workers Compensation are preparing to remember The 104th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
I was shocked and dismayed to read a recent news article about a Manhattan store that exposed its employees to fire and crushing hazards – where inspectors found emergency exits blocked by boxes and poorly illuminated signs or no signs at all. Just one spark and a fire could have and would have killed many employees. It’s a sad commentary on the state of work environments and the safety of workers that over 100 years after the most deadly work related fire – caused mainly by blocked and locked exits that the same thing could happen again! What a shame! (And thank you to OSHA and those that reported the tragedy before it could happen) Full Story.