Trulieve employee died from ‘hazards of ground cannabis dust,’ OSHA report says

A worker at multistate operator Trulieve Cannabis’ cultivation facility in Holyoke, Massachusetts, died in January because of “the hazards of ground cannabis dust,” according to an Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) inspection report.

The employee, who is not identified in the report, complained that “she couldn’t breathe” while fulfilling her duties grinding cannabis flower and packaging it in pre-rolls at 11 p.m. ET on Jan. 7, 2022.

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Trulieve confirmed in a statement to MJBizDaily that the employee was Lorna McMurrey.

The OSHA’s “Inspection Detail” – it’s an open case, so the report is subject to change – contains few details but noted that the nonunion employee said she complained of not being able to breathe because of “marijuana kief (dust).”

Kief refers to the sticky powder containing loose trichomes that falls off cannabis flower.

Trulieve declined to elaborate on what happened on the day of McMurrey’s death.

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