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The cedar chests, planks and furniture so admired by connoisseurs of fine-wood products pose a hazard to those who work with them. The U.S. Department of Labor is suing an Idaho mill owner for firing a cedar mill worker because, the suit claims, he complained about the lack of proper protection from the cedar dust his job required him to be around.

Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.

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