"In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks against our nation on September 11, 2001, thousands of America's workers responded by joining hands to recover the remains of those who had been lost and to reclaim the ground where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood. Working around the clock, under unimaginably dangerous conditions, they endured and prevailed. Out of the chaos emerged a strong and effective public-private partnership that ensured protection for the workers at the site. OSHA [Occupational Safety and Health Administration] joined forces with the City of New York, construction contractors, labor unions, and all levels of government in a pledge to recover the site with no further loss of life. The partners achieved their goal. On May 30, 2002, when the recovery was complete, not another life had been lost, and illness and injury rates were far below the national average for the industries involved in the recovery. This is the story of how these remarkable men and women met the challenges to worker safety and health brought on by '9/11.'"
Occupational Safety and Health Administration 3189; OSHA 3189
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