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November 2013

OSHA no match for workplace dangers that kill thousands

Using the OSHA database on IRE’s website, I worked on the data portion of this Sunday A1 story about the dangerous work of cleaning industrial tanks. Starting with two Texas companies, I went through the OSHA database and identified companies in this tank cleaning sub-industry across multiple NAICS codes. At the end of my work, I gave the reporter a spreadsheet with companies, specific workplace accidents and summary statistics. He ran with those leads to proceed a fantastic feature story.