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.
The agency stated this week that it “is not accepting electronic submissions of injury and illness logs at this time, and intends to propose extending the July 1, 2017 date by which certain employers are required to submit the information.”
The nation’s top workplace safety regulator has directed scores of companies to begin submitting their injury records, but with the impending deadline less than two months away, there is still no website set up for these workplaces to comply.
Grounds maintenance workers, including tree trimmers, have a fatality rate that is more than three times that of the average worker in the U.S., according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.