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*Census Bureau CONCERNED, As Six Workers Die In Car Accidents In One Week*

 
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*Census Bureau CONCERNED, As Six Workers Die In Car Accidents In One Week*
Updated May 03, 2010
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Six Census Workers Die in Auto Accidents in One Week

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WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau said Monday it is being watchful about potential dangers to its workers -- ranging from anti-government sentiment to everyday accidents -- after six died in auto incidents in the last week.

At a news briefing, Census Bureau director Robert Groves said the traffic deaths were of concern since temporary census workers are fanning out in neighborhoods around the country to conduct interviews until mid-July.

"We have hundreds of thousands of people disproportionately driving on the streets. So when you have 600,000 people, all sorts of bad things happen," Groves said. "We hope there are few if any other incidents like this."

At least two of the traffic deaths occurred Friday in the Lubbock, Texas, area, when two census workers were struck by a tanker truck after they apparently failed to yield at a stop sign. They had been scheduled to begin door-to-door canvassing on Saturday.

One other death also occurred in Texas, while the other cases in the past week were in California, South Carolina and Florida, according to the Census Bureau. It refused to release additional details and officials said they were still reviewing the situation.

In the 2000 census, there were 13 automobile deaths, as well as a dog attack on a 71-year-old worker.

The Census Bureau also said it had stepped up training so that census workers stay alert and report any sign of hostility from homeowners expressing anti-government sentiment or other potentially dangerous behavior. In some cases, workers will be sent in teams to certain neighborhoods that may be considered higher risk.

"The safety of our enumerators is something we take seriously every day," Groves said.

The disclosures came at a news briefing in which the Census Bureau previewed its door-to-door canvassing, the most costly and error-prone portion of the high-stakes population count. About 72 percent of the country returned their forms by mail, leaving roughly 48 million households that census takers will need to visit in the coming weeks to ensure a full population count.

The count, conducted every 10 years, is used to distribute House seats and distribute more than $400 billion in federal aid.

Groves said the bureau was working to make certain that people feel safe when census takers come to visit. He said workers will be carrying government ID, a black briefcase with a Census Bureau logo and a black notebook. They will not ask for Social Security or financial information and are bound by federal laws on the confidentiality of census data.

If people do not feel comfortable or have questions about a census taker, they should contact the local Census Bureau office or the Federal Trade Commission, especially if they believe they are the victim of a scam.

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Re: *Census Bureau CONCERNED, As Six Workers Die In Car Accidents In One Week*
"600,000 people"


WHAT?
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Re: *Census Bureau CONCERNED, As Six Workers Die In Car Accidents In One Week*
"600,000 people"


WHAT?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 960721


Coming to a neighborhood near you...
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"600,000 people"


WHAT?


Coming to a neighborhood near you...
 Quoting: TXGal4Truth


Wonder what they'll do here?

We live out in the country and our place is gated.
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Re: *Census Bureau CONCERNED, As Six Workers Die In Car Accidents In One Week*
"600,000 people"


WHAT?


Coming to a neighborhood near you...


Wonder what they'll do here?

We live out in the country and our place is gated.
 Quoting: Chawlee


Same here. :)
So have I now become your enemy for telling you the TRUTH? Galatians 4:16
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so at a measly $1o per hour x five day x hour hours =2,400,000,000
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Re: *Census Bureau CONCERNED, As Six Workers Die In Car Accidents In One Week*
At a news briefing, Census Bureau director Robert Groves said the traffic deaths were of concern since temporary census workers are fanning out in neighborhoods around the country to conduct interviews until mid-July.


At least two of the traffic deaths occurred Friday in the Lubbock, Texas, area, when two census workers were struck by a tanker truck after they apparently failed to yield at a stop sign. They had been scheduled to begin door-to-door canvassing on Saturday.
 Quoting: TXGal4Truth


Maybe the Census Bureau should be more concerned about hiring better drivers than anti-government radicals.
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Re: *Census Bureau CONCERNED, As Six Workers Die In Car Accidents In One Week*
At a news briefing, Census Bureau director Robert Groves said the traffic deaths were of concern since temporary census workers are fanning out in neighborhoods around the country to conduct interviews until mid-July.


At least two of the traffic deaths occurred Friday in the Lubbock, Texas, area, when two census workers were struck by a tanker truck after they apparently failed to yield at a stop sign. They had been scheduled to begin door-to-door canvassing on Saturday.


Maybe the Census Bureau should be more concerned about hiring better drivers than anti-government radicals.
 Quoting: ZTE


Thought the same thing when I read it. :)
So have I now become your enemy for telling you the TRUTH? Galatians 4:16
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“Gravity explains the motions of the planets, but it cannot explain who sets the planets in motion.” ~Isaac Newton
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We are called to be BOLD. ~Joshua 1:9~
************************************
You call me paranoid. I call you uninformed.

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