Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 12, 1950, Page 8, Image 8

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70 killed!—More than 8,000 injured! You didn’t read of this disaster in your local paper.
It wasn’t there. These killed and injured were working men and women all across the;
nation who were accident victims on their jobs yesterday. Today they are statistics!
The toll goes on—every hour, every day and at year’s end some 16,000 workers have
been killed and more than 2,000,000 injured. Time lost by disabling injuries would equal
the working time of a million men for a whole year. For the dead there is no time. ~f
About 3 out of every 4 occupational accident victims are workers in smaller plants,
firms and businesses. In fact, in every job there is some hazard. Slipping on a floor, trip
ping on a stair or falling from a truck can incapacitate you as surely as some situation
which would seem more dangerous. Know your job—know the hazards connected with
it—and be prepared to avoid them.
Think before you act—before you expose yourself to danger and accident. Think
safely. It’s better to be a worker than a statistic!
Prepared in co-operation with the President's Conference on
Industrial Safety and contributed in the public interest by