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Texas Standard for November 24, 2021
Since 2010, more than 380 workers have died in the United States due to conditions at work – deaths experts say were preventable. The problem of heat-related deaths in the workplace is likely to intensify with climate change, and workers of color are disproportionately affected. We’ll explore what’s being done to curb these deaths in today’s special edition of Texas Standard, featuring the findings of a yearlong investigation by NPR, The Texas and California Newsrooms, Columbia Journalism Investigations and Public Health Watch. See the full investigation here: “Texas Workers Are Dying In The Summer Heat, And Companies Aren’t Being Held Accountable.”