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Posted on July 1st, 2009,
by Zane Cagle

Three workers die in toxic waste plant accident in New York

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Zane Cagle

An accident at a Queens, NY at a toxic waste buy paroxetine canada plant took the lives of three workers last week in what authorities are attributing to inhalation of toxic fumes. The hole the workers were working on was 18 feet deep and contained about four feet of dangerous, toxic liquid. At the time of the incident, the men were working as subcontractors responsible for vacuuming out a dry well that collects runoff water and construction materials. When one of the workers fell into the hole, another attempted to rescue him with a rope and ladder. The third victim also fell in while trying to help the first two workers. Reports indicate that the air inside the hole contained dangerous fumes from decomposing waste, which was most like what caused the men to fall and become incapacitated. The company that runs the toxic waste plant and has been fined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the past and cited for several safety violations, including floor and wall opening, respiratory protection and more. Considering the accident last week, it is apparent that the company’s negligent safety precautions could have been the cause of the three mens’ deaths. This means that the families of the men could file wrongful death lawsuits against Regal Waste for providing unsafe working conditions and a hazardous environment.

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