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April 27, 2015

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Apr. 27, 19787: A cooling tower for a power plant under construction in Willow Island, West Virginia collapses, killing 51 construction workers in what is thought to be the largest construction accident in U.S. history. OSHA cited contractors for 20 violations, including failures to field test concrete. The cases were settled for $85,000—about $1,700 per worker killed.
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Posted On: Nov 08, 2013

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  • Labor needs to get back on the street.
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