Farm workers 'did not deserve to die' at Middleville farm, family says
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#1 Sep 30, 2011
It is very upsetting to read some of the comments regarding the death of these young men. There is no covering up of the fact that the employers were negligent in ensuring the safety of the workers. Apparently they were told to go in one at a time when they complained to a superior of the air quality in the silo. Why didn't a responsible adult check on the situation instead of just passing off it off as unimportant? If they felt there was no problem why didn't they send one of their family in? Oh, I forgot, these were dispensible people. Kind of collateral damage. Shame on the owners who obviously have no concience and no shame when it comes to the "little people" who can easily be replaced with more young people who want to earn money. It makes no difference who they are or where they came from they dared not complain too much lest they lost their jobs. Too, kids will work for less money than older workers so it is much more feasible to hire younger workers. I am a farmer of a rather large amount of acerage and I too hire young people but I would never ask anyone to perform a task that I know has that potential danger.
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