We frequently write about hazardous occupations and unsafe working conditions. Most of the time, we write about industries with a high rate of worker injury, like construction. However, we do emphasize from time to time that any American workplace can be unsafe and can inspire workplace accidents if employers do not prioritize the wellbeing of workers.
A good illustration of this reality occurred recently at an airport frequented by many New Yorkers. Newark airport in New Jersey plays host to a number of high-profile airlines. Travelers from all over the world frequent this airport, as do airline workers from all over the globe. Unfortunately, this seemingly ultra-safe workspace (rarely do American workplaces employ the kinds of safety-minded checks and balances that airports do) is apparently quite dangerous for workers employed by United Airlines.