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8 January 2003

At a Texas Foundry, an Indifference to Life [Dangerous Business - Part One]

Author: David Barstow and Lowell Bergman, New York Times

McWane Inc…is one of the world's largest manufacturers of cast-iron sewer and water pipe. It is also one of the most dangerous employers in America, according to a nine-month examination by The New York Times, the PBS television program ''Frontline''...

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8 January 2003

Deaths on the Job, Slaps on the Wrist [Dangerous Business - Part Three] [USA]

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9 January 2003

A Family's Fortune, a Legacy of Blood and Tears [Dangerous Business - Part Two] [USA]

Author: David Barstow and Lowell Bergman, New York Times

[The] examination...also found that McWane has an extensive record of environmental violations. McWane plants have been found in violation of pollution rules and emission limits at least 450 times since 1995, records show...[C]ompany president, G....

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10 January 2003

Deaths on the Job, Slaps on the Wrist [Dangerous Business - Part Three] [USA]

Author: David Barstow and Lowell Bergman, New York Times

McWane is one of the most enduring violators of worker-safety and environmental laws...McWane has persisted largely unchecked by taking full advantage of a regulatory system that has often proven itself incapable of thwarting flagrant and continual...

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14 March 2003

Workforce: Watch yourself at work [USA]

Author: T.K. Maloy, UPI

A total of 8,786 work fatalities were reported in 2001 [in USA], including those related to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks...The construction industry, with fatalities at their highest level since the fatality census was first conducted in 1992,...

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26 May 2004

McWane Inc. and executives charged with environmental crimes [USA]

Author: U.S. Department of Justice

One Former Employee Agrees To Plead Guilty To Conspiracy To Commit Environmental Crimes [connected with the operation of McWane Cast Iron Pipe Company in Birmingham, Alabama] - "Today’s actions paint a picture of alleged systematic discharges of...

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1 December 2004

The Ten Worst Corporations of 2004

Author: Russell Mokhiber & Robert Weissman, Multinational Monitor

[10 worst list: Abbott Laboratories, AIG, Coca-Cola, Dow Chemical, GlaxoSmithKline, Hardee's (part of CKE Restaurants), Merck, McWane, Riggs Bank, Wal-Mart] [Accused of anti-AIDS drug price hikes,] Abbott said the price spike was justified...[In...

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1 December 2004

The Ten Worst Corporations of 2004

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14 December 2004

[DOC] Company websites: companies referred to in “The Ten Worst Corporations of 2004”, Multinational Monitor, Dec. 2004

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2 May 2005

With Little Fanfare, a New Effort to Prosecute Employers That Flout Safety Laws [USA]

Author: David Barstow & Lowell Bergman, New York Times

...a partnership between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and a select group of Justice Department prosecutors has been forged to identify and single out for prosecution the nation's most flagrant...

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