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The Facts Of Workplace Injuries And Deaths Sometimes Hard To Come By

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At Confined Space, an example of the media’s approach to workplace injures and deaths is posted.

Is It Possible To Provide Less Information?

Need I say any more about the problems with media reports of workplace injury and death?

Tyson worker dies at Emporia plant

The Capital-Journal
Published Saturday, January 06, 2007

EMPORIA — A male employee at the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Emporia died after he suffered an undisclosed injury Thursday evening, according to Tyson spokesman Gary Mickelson. The man hasn’t been identified.

Mickelson said the employee walked into the plant’s health services department at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday and reported that he suffered an injury while preparing an animal for slaughter. The man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mickelson said Tyson continues to investigate the incident. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration also has been informed.

At least we know that at about 5:30 p.m. the male employee was alive and able to walk.