Worker Memorial Day events begin April 23rd
Across Washington state, Worker Memorial Day commemorations will soon be held to honor and remember those who were hurt or killed on the job, and to renew the fight for safer workplaces.
“Each and every day in this country, on average 13 workers die on the job as a result of workplace injuries — women and men who go to work, never to return home to their families and loved ones,” said Jeff Johnson, President of the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO. “It’s important that we honor their memory and their families, and that we rededicate ourselves each year to improving workplace safety and health.”
In conjunction with the Worker Memorial Day event it will host April 29 (details below), the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has compiled a booklet featuring photos and thoughts from families about some of the state residents who died on the job in 2013.
Although Worker Memorial Day is officially April 28, these events in Washington will begin happening as soon as Wednesday, April 23.