New OSHA report says cannabis employee dies from inhaling cannabis dust at Trulieve facility
The Young Jurks, a Massachusetts podcast that covers the state’s cannabis industry and politics recently raised questions about a cannabis worker’s Jan. 2022 death at a Trulieve TCNNF productions facility in Holyoke where she was grinding and packaging cannabis into prerolls.
A new report, filed by officials with the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is shedding more light on what happened that night.
At around 11 p.m. Lorna L. McMurrey, 27, reportedly complained she couldn’t breathe because of cannabis kief (cannabis dust) in the room. She was taken to a local hospital where she, unfortunately, died quickly afterward.
Trulieve confirmed her identity in a statement to MJBizDaily.
So far, the OSHA report is the only official document in the case which has said it is still open, meaning the content can be changed. The Accidental Investigation Summary at this point does not provide much information, except the following:
“Filling pre-rolls She said she couldn’t breathe. Not being able to breathe Marijuana kief (dust) At 11:00 p.m. on January 7, 2022, an employee was grinding cannabis flowers, and packaging ground cannabis in pre-rolls. The employee could not breathe and was killed, due to the hazards of ground cannabis dust.”
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Published: October 04, 2022
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