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“A Temple University professor wants to hear what survivors of a 1991 fire at Hamlet’s Imperial Foods plant said to labor department investigators. “But Bryant Simon’s request to look at witness accounts has been pending at the N.C. Department of Labor for nearly a year and a half. “ ‘There’s no other way to get […]

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“When newspapers reported in 1991 that a fire in a Hamlet, North Carolina, chicken-processing plant had killed 25 workers who were trapped by locked doors, labor historians  recalled the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City, in which 146 garment workers were killed. It was a tragedy that helped bring about modern worker-safety laws. […]

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