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On Workers’ Memorial Day, workplace fatalities in NC remain a woefully under-addressed scandal

On April 15, 2015, Robert Rue died on the job. Rue had been an electrician since graduating from Cary High School in 1971 – coincidentally, the same year the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was formed. Rue was repairing exterior lights outside the Archives building in Raleigh when the lift he was in toppled over. Aged 62, Rue was just over 3 months from retiring to the Outer Banks with his wife, Marlene. They’d planned on moving into a house they built in Belhaven. Now Rue’s widow will be living there without him.

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