The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a report confirming the first case of an occupational asthma death in U.S. cannabis history.
Per the report filed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a cannabis production worker died at a Massachusetts cannabis facility due to an occupational asthma attack.
While the report does not mention the name of the employee, the described circumstances and media reports indicate that this is the case of Lorna L. McMurrey (27), who died on Jan. 7. 2022 while working at a Trulieve (OTCQX: TCNNF) production facility in Holyoke, MA.
McMurrey complained that she could not breathe, presumably due to cannabis kief (cannabis dust) in the air where she was grinding and packaging prerolls. She was taken to a local hospital where she died shortly thereafter.
Both McMurrey's family and co-workers spoke to the press about the case, after …