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KCET Finds California Workers Allegedly Shipped To Mexico for Medical Treatment

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Mon, Jan 11, 2010 at 3:54 PM

click to enlarge Michael Moore's health-care documentary 'Sicko.'
  • Michael Moore's health-care documentary 'Sicko.'
On Thursday KCET's SoCal Connected (8 p.m.) will air an investigation of the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal-OSHA) that found ultra-low fines for on-the-job worker deaths ($350 in once case) and an organization so understaffed that employee safety in California is sometimes in jeopardy.

But one of the wildest findings is that workers of one corporation were allegedly shipped to Mexico for medical treatment. That's so Sicko. And, this, at a time when illegal immigrants are accused of taxing California's medical-care system? How do you say irony in Spanish?

The program obtained a confidential memo from the corporation that appears to outline other other allegations, including delays in treatment for injured workers and intimidation of employees who might have otherwise reported injuries.

SoCal Connected states that Cal-OSHA watchers claim the watch dog's alleged lack of oversight has grown worse under the administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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