Trulieve issued a statement Thursday in response to what it says has been “false reporting” surrounding the death in January of its employee, Lorna McMurrey. Following an inspection, OSHA reported that McMurrey, who collapsed at work at Trulieve’s Holyoke facility before being taken to the hospital, died from “occupational asthma due to exposure to ground cannabis.”
The statement is reprinted below in its entirety:
Trulieve Pushes Back Against False Reporting
Will Work with OSHA to Protect Workers
In January of this year, Trulieve experienced the loss of one of our team members, Lorna McMurrey, who was working in our Holyoke, Massachusetts facility. Our hearts go out to Ms. McMurrey’s family, friends, and colleagues as the circumstances around her passing 10 months ago have received additional attention. The safety of our team members is vital to us and we value all 9,000 employees who make Trulieve a family.
Unfortunately, some incorrect information has been distributed about Trulieve’s facility in Holyoke and its response to Ms. McMurrey’s collapse on January 4, 2022. To correct these errors, Trulieve is providing the following information about its facility and the events surrounding Ms. McMurrey’s tragic death.
We stand by our record of providing important and full health protections to the more than 175 workers at the Holyoke facility. Each and every person working there is important to Trulieve.
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Tom Hymes, CBE Senior Editor, is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor with over 20 years’ experience covering highly regulated industries. He was born and raised in New York City. He can be reached at [email protected].
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