Unredacted Perspective


Perspective Archive: Feb 9, 2022, 12:00 AM

An Offshore Wind Construction Worker Died on the Job. Why Aren't We Talking About It?

The ghost of the first man who died building Taiwan’s offshore wind farms first found me about two weeks after the fatal accident. I got a confidential tipoff that was strictly off the record in late October. At the time, I didn’t think much of it. I was distracted, busy. And after all, people die all the time in industrial accidents in Taiwan, don’t they? Still, I had to follow up on a fatality in the industry, especially when it went completely unreported otherwise.