Politico: OSHA Scrubs Worker Deaths From Home Page

The federal department charged with protecting workers erased data on workplace deaths from the home page of its website Friday—and changed its policy to disclose fewer fatal accidents in the future.

The change immediately raised alarms among worker advocates, who accused the Trump administration of restricting access to information that could save lives.

“It’s a conscious decision to bury the fact that workers are getting killed on the job,” Berkowitz said. “That is totally what it is, so that [Labor Secretary Alexander] Acosta can say, ‘Hey, industry is doing a great job and we’re going to help them.'”

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