Death On The Job (1991)

BILL GUTTENTAG, VINCE DiPERSIO

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.5

USA, 1991.  Screenplay by Bill Guttentag.   Produced by Bill Guttentag.  Music by .  Film Editing by .  

This painful documentary narrated by Joe Mantegna points out the sad reality that one of the most dangerous things you can do in America is show up for work. It takes a look at the personal experiences of families from around the country who have lost loved ones or almost lost themselves in work-related accidents. Oil refineries, construction projects and fishing boats are under fire for being run by greedy companies happy to take short cuts in safety in order to increase their profit. One woman, who lost her husband in an oil refinery explosion, admits the tragic fact that she and her husband knew they were being employed under less than perfect conditions but went along with it because they had to make a living. Some of the testimonials in this film will haunt you forever.

Academy Award Nomination:  Best Documentary Feature

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