Photo tradesman B&H faces neglected bearing over workman safety
October 12, 2015 - storage organizer
Even amid quick food workers’ fight for $15 an hour and other low-wage workman campaigns, a movement opposite BH is surprising for a sobriety of a health and reserve abuses purported by a employees, contend organizers and lawyers operative with a campaign.
In a categorical BH room located in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard, a walls and ceilings are insulated with fiberglass that fills a atmosphere and flecks off onto a worker’s skin, causing rashes, respiration problems and daily nosebleeds, employees say. Inside a second warehouse, on Evergreen Avenue in Brooklyn, employees contend they have worked amid asbestos-insulated tubing. “They would tell us to purify a tubes,” removed upkeep workman Miguel Angel Muñoz Meneses, “but nobody wanted to hold them.”
The men, many of whom are undocumented, attest of pang from kidney stones, nausea and fainting after being denied entrance to H2O or lavatory breaks. They contend there is mostly a miss of simple reserve equipment. “If we ask for gloves, they answer that they do not have gloves, since gloves are too expensive,” pronounced Isaias Rojas, a BH employee.
One male reported he was badly cut while lifting boxes, and a managers refused to call an ambulance, instead advising him to simply wait until a draining stopped. Another pronounced a manager threw prohibited H2O on him and slapped his face. Others news those who protest are dismissed or threatened with deportation.
“They provide us as if we were animals,” Florencio Salgado said. “We are concerned in this since we are sleepy of being abused.”
For many of a men, a many gross offense occurred on Sept. 5, 2014, when dual tractor trailers parked adjacent to a Navy Yard room burst into flames, sending clouds of black smoke into a shipping and receiving territory as a workers were inside.
Silverio Cano Alberto, who has worked for BH for 7 years, pronounced he was on a second building as a abandon licked a outward of a warehouse.
“There was fume and yelling and no one, including a manager, paid any attention,” he said. “Finally, they told us we could leave, though we any had to pass by a steel detectors, that took about a half hour. When we got outside, a parking lot was filled with firemen and police. Imagine — if a glow had spread, we would never have all done it out.”
Stephanie Luce, a highbrow of labor studies during a Murphy Institute during a City University of New York, pronounced that, if verified, these allegations would consecrate violations of a “highest turn of simple rights.”