Have cabin fever yet? Take a few minutes to read the story of the late Donald Carlson, a 23-year employee at the Koch-owned Pine Bend Refinery in Minnesota. Carlson died from Leukemia at the age of 53 after Koch failed to inform him of abnormal results as a result of Benzene exposure revealed in government-mandated blood tests.
While the Kochs denied Carlson workers compensation and failed to apologize, his wife eventually settled his case with the Kochs and signed confidentiality agreement, which recently expired. In Dark Money, Doreen Carlson told Jane Mayer, “It’s just money for them, and they never have enough.. I hear they’re backing a lot of people politically and I bet it’s all about getting rid of regulations. But those regulations are for safety. It’s not to make your workers rich; it’s so they don’t’ die.”
The Kochs have a long history of putting what’s best for their bottom line first — […]