In Kentucky, Deregulation And Worker Safety Collide
Business owner and political candidate Matt Bevin expressed disdain for OSHA regulations. Then, he became governor of Kentucky. Read this story, part of the series Fatal Flaws, an investigation by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, the Ohio Valley ReSource, and The Center for Public Integrity.
CDC Data Show Ohio Valley Still Has Nation’s Highest Overdose Death Rates
New federal data show the Ohio Valley again led the nation in rates of fatal drug overdoses last year. The data confirm what local officials have reported: Synthetic opioids are fueling the increase. West Virginia had the nation’s highest rate of fatal drug overdoses in 2017 with 57.8 deaths per 100,000 people. Ohio had the […]
Mine Workers Sue Federal Regulators Over Controversial Mine Safety Decision
The United Mine Workers of America is suing the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA, after the agency reduced its heightened oversight of a West Virginia coal mine with a poor safety record. MSHA has the power to declare mines with a history of significant safety violations as having a “Pattern of Violations.” […]