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    Report: Mazda to pay $770k to parents of overworked employee who committed suicide
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    The parents of a Mazda worker who killed himself in 2007 have reached a second settlement with the company worth $770,000. The latest settlement brings the parents' total to just over $1.3 million from Mazda. According to The Daily Mail, the auto company was found liable in the worker's death ...

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    Toyota Camry hybrid lead engineer died from Karoshi (overwork)
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    Lending a bit of credence to recent allegations made by The National Labor Committee regarding workers right abuses by Toyota is the recent death of a lead engineer on the Camry hybrid project. Although the man died back in 2006, the Japanese Health Ministry has just now ruled that the man died of ...

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    Japanese court rules Toyota employee died from too much work
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    We've all heard the horror stories of life in middle management. In Japan, the ill appears to be especially acute. So many Japanese workers die from simply being overworked that there's a name for it: karoshi. Wikipedia says, "The major medical causes of kar?shi deaths are heart attack and stroke ...

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