May 2, 2007 The Pump Handle 2Comment

This edition of Occupational Health News Roundup is dedicated to Workers’ Memorial Day, which was observed around the world on April 28th.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: A ceremony commemorated the 100th anniversary of The Pittsburgh Survey (1907-1908), “the pioneering work of Crystal Eastman and others which investigated the horrendous living conditions of Pittsburgh’s working class as the 19th century began.”

Decatur, Illinois: Children held crosses bearing the names of workers who died on the job at a gathering to remember fallen workers.

Prince George, British Columbia: A new memorial to workers killed and injured on the job was unveiled.

Saint Paul, Minnesota: The Minnesota Department of Transportation held remembrance ceremonies and issued a plea to motorists to use extra caution while driving in highway work zones.

Manchester, UK: Wreaths of flowers and the shoes of dead workers formed a display, and a one minute’s silence was held “to remember the dead and to focus people’s minds on the fight to protect the living.”

Links to more articles on Workers’ Memorial Day events:

Fayetteville, NC

Troy, New York

Des Moines, IA

La Crosse, Wisconsin

Philadelphia, PA

Charleston, WV

Wilkes-Barre, PA

Liverpool, UK

Raleigh, NC

Hagerstown, MD

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Toledo, OH

If you have a link to a Workers’ Memorial Day news story not mentioned above, please leave it in the comments.

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