Sanitation worker safety: Group wants penalties passed

By Julie Carr Smyth April 4, 2018 COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kenny Lawson loved being a garbage collector. The Germantown, Ohio, resident enjoyed working outdoors alongside his family, throwing his “solid as a horse” frame into physical labor that made people’s lives better. One customer left a cooler near the curb on hot days filled with cold pop. “We treated them as family, they treated us as family,” Lawson said. It all ended on March 12, 1996, in an explosion of speed. A car hurtled into Lawson, then 26, at 40 mph (64 kph) as he was retrieving a can…
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