Injured biotech worker's story
Saturday May 23 2009
*INJURED AGRAQUEST BIOTECH WORKER DAVID BELL TELLS HIS STORY with TRANSCRIPTION WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION
On 12/12/2008 Labor On The Job interviewer, Steve Zeltzer interviewed Agraquest biotech worker David Bell. David talks about his work at the Davis, California based biotechnology company Agraquest, owned by the former Monsanto scientist and former NovoNordisk Entotech owner, Pam Marrone.
Now, there is a transcription of the video of the interview, "INJURED AGRAQUEST BIOTECH WORKER DAVID BELL TELL HIS STORY". Included in the transcript you will find the documentation to support what Mr. Bell had said during his interview.
The video is just a small fraction of what happens to employees working in the biotechnology field. More and more evidence is emerging that this industry in not as safe as we are being led to believe.
Moreover, this industry is not being held accountable for the injuries, illnesses, diseases, maimings and even death that befalls their employees; biotech companies merely claim, “Trade Secrets” in denying the injured worker his or her constitutional rights to know what he or she has been exposed to in the workplace environment.
David Bell discusses among other things:
”¢How the lack of proper health and safety protection led to his contamination from bacteria and fungus at Agraquest.
”¢His sickness after he was only with the company for 5 months and 9 days and the horror that has followed; 4 major sinus surgeries, loss of an intact immune system, and the continual infections he has had to endure over the years.
”¢How Agraquest did, and still is covering-up their responsibility for his illnesses and diseases.
”¢The corruption and the breakdown within the California workers compensation system.
”¢The failure of health and safety regulatory agencies; such as the EPA and OSHA to regulate the biotechnology industry.
ADDITIONALLY, Becky McClain, injured molecular biologist from Connecticut spoke of the dangers in working in the biotechnology industry during the 2009 Workers Memorial Day event in San Francisco.
Mrs. McClain also encountered the same plight as David Bell; NOT KNOWING what she had been exposed to THAT MADE HER SICK (industry's "TRADE SECRETS"), non-compliance of: the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, agencies within the state of Connecticut, including U.S. Federal Agencies.
VIEW THIS VIDEO http://blip.tv/file/2061380
TRANSCRIPTION OF INJURED BIOTECH WORKER DAVD BELL TELLS HIS STORY: