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Preparations for Olympics cost lives • Most Dell workers offshore • A note about pay for performance • Guns at work
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/28/2004

Preparations for Olympics cost lives

Athens

— Workplace safety has been pushed aside in the race to get Athens ready for this summer’s Olympics, resulting in at least 13 deaths and many serious injuries. In comparison, just one worker was killed while building venues for the 2000 Sydney Olympics. One union leader told the British paper The Independent that the high death toll is due to overwork, contractors pocketing money meant for safety and unskilled immigrants operating heavy machinery.

Most Dell workers offshore

Round Rock, Texas