Remembering Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks and Fighting for the Living

On October 23, MassCOSH and its members held a memorial and call to action to remember fallen workers Robert Higgins and Kelvin Mattocks who died on the job October 21, 2016.

The loss of Higgins and Mattocks, along with the poor safety record of their employer, Atlantic Drain Services Inc., has led Massachusetts State Representative Byron Rushing to file a bill that requires contractors to disclose violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of 1970 when bidding for state contracts. It would allow the state to consider a contractor’s safety record when awarding bids and help save lives by forcing employers to comply with all OSHA regulations or risk critical business contracts.

Click here or the below to watch clips and read the news coverage from this extreamly moving event.