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Occupational Health News Roundup

If the ACA is repealed, miners could lose out on critical compensation for workplace illness; New York farm owner indicted in death of teen worker; possible contender for U.S. labor secretary opposes minimum wage hike; and in good news, Ikea expands paid parental leave for its U.S. workers.

Reveal investigates the toll of nuclear testing on the country’s “atomic vets”; federal labor officials propose new mining safety rules; D.C. officials vote in support of a $15 minimum wage; and an Amazon employee writes a first-person account from inside one of the company’s warehouses.

Occupational Health News Roundup

Back in August, events and exhibits marked the one-year anniversary of learning that 33 miners who were trapped underground in Chile’s San Jose mine were alive. The rescue, which involved drilling a 2,000 foot shaft and lifting out the miners who’d endured 69 days underground, captivated viewers around the world. The New York Times’ Alexei…