U.S. CHILD LABOUR: 16 YEAR OLD KILLED AT LANDFILL

Thursday 8 June, sixteen-year-old high School student, Will Hampton, lost his life while working at a Missouri resource and recovery centre.

The plant, owned by the city of Lees Summit, but operated by KC Dumpster Company, became the site of the incident where Will was crushed between a tractor its trailer. Investigations are underway by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) -  the US agency that enforces the OHS Act of 1970 -  and the Department of Labour, to determine if the work violated child labour rules.

The incident highlights the ongoing issue of child labour, which has gained increased attention recently due to reports of illegal employment of migrant children and a significant rise in child labour violations since 2015.

Source: Confined Space Newsletter

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