After a Reveal review finds numerous deaths and injuries after tires on Harleys failed, experts say the nation’s top auto safety regulator should act.
Jennifer Gollan is an Emmy Award-winning reporter for Reveal, where she covers labor issues and corporate malfeasance. She has written about everything from energy companies that dodge accountability for workers’ deaths to lax safety practices that contributed to deadly tire blowouts. Her exposé on Navy shipbuilders that received billions in public money – even after their workers were killed or injured – prompted President Donald Trump to sign a new federal law requiring the Government Accountability Office to examine how the Pentagon monitors workplace safety violations among defense contractors.
Gollan’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Guardian US, Politico Magazine and PBS NewsHour. She won a national Emmy Award for a PBS NewsHour piece and was the winner of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Best in Business Award, a National Headliner Award and a two-time Gerald Loeb Award finalist. Gollan’s work has prompted new state laws to crack down on diploma mills and federal regulators to step up enforcement against dangerous companies. She received a master’s degree in journalism from University of Southern California and began her reporting career at the Los Angeles Times. She is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.
At a Georgia Goodyear plant, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined the company almost $70,000 for seven serious citations.
Among the 6,600 U.S. lenders, some stood out for particularly extreme practices.
“These disturbing reports shined a light on defense contractors putting their workers at risk,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
Safety standards require machines to be shut down when they’re being fixed. That wasn’t always how Goodyear’s Virginia plant operated, records show.
“Over the past two years, we fell short of our own expectations for safety, and we mourn the loss of valued coworkers,” a Goodyear spokeswoman said.
The tire giant is among the deadliest manufacturers in the nation for workers, Reveal’s analysis of federal data shows.
Some of the Trump administration’s rollbacks have hewed to the National Association of Manufacturers’ agenda.
OSHA says it scrubbed a list of workers killed on the job to protect their families. But two workers’ families told Reveal the names should remain.
The Labor Department disabled the site for submitting records on employee injuries and deaths so tech experts can evaluate any security problems.
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