In fact, since the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Mine Safety and Health Act were enacted in the 1970s, the rate of workers being killed on the job has declined by more than 75 percent, and the number of fatalities has declined from about 14,000 a year in 1970 to 4,836 worker deaths in 2015, with a workforce twice as large. Stripping Away Worker Protections in the First 100 Days In just the first 100 days, the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have already made it easier for companies to steal workers wages and cut comers on safety (they repealed the regulations on

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