East Palestine Workers Experiencing ‘Headaches,’ ‘Nausea’

While Biden says he will visit East Palestine, Ohio, “at some point,” workers are reporting severe headaches and nausea after failure to be provided protective equipment. Rail union leader Jonathan Long wrote to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to express his concerns that Norfolk Southern “neither offered nor provided these workers with appropriate personal protective equipment, such as respirators that are designed to permit safely working around vinyl chloride, eye protection, and protective clothing such as chemical restraint suits, rubber overboots and rubber gloves rated for safely working around the spilled chemicals that prevent direct contact with such substances.”

From Summit News:

He further notes that workers “continue to experience migraines and nausea, days after the derailment, and they all suspect they were willingly exposed to these chemicals at the direction of NS.”