Worker Memorial Day, Seattle

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When:
April 18, 2014 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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Where:
Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98105
USA

cross 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.

SEATTLE — Friday, April 25 at 11:30 a.m. — The UW Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences will host its Worker Memorial Day commemoration honoring those who died in 2013 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. It will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at the Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220, UW Seattle. Click for details.

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