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.
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.