Workers Memorial Day

Public Safety
3:07 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Workers Who Lost their Lives On The Job Honored On Workers Memorial Day

Jack Shea, president of Allegheny County Labor Council, commemorates Workers Memorial Day, honoring those killed, injured or sickened on the job.
Credit Deanna Garcia / 90.5 WESA

Eleven workers who died on the job in 2013 and 2014 were honored in a ceremony in Pittsburgh’s Market Square Monday.

The annual Workers Memorial Day commemoration aims to highlight something that still happens, even though worker safety laws have improved over the years.

“We need to make sure that people feel safe everyday on the worksite, and whether it’s losing their life or just not coming home in the same physical condition, that’s just not acceptable,” said Jason Fincke, with the Builder’s Guild of Western Pennsylvania.

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