Here are a few articles and posts about Workers Memorial Day events. If you’ve got more, leave a link in the comments.
Las Vegas Sun: Safety advocates testified on Capitol Hill, while Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis attended the groundbreaking for a new National Workers Memorial and vowed that “The Department of Labor is back in the enforcement business.” (Plus, an article about victims’ families here.)
McClatchy Newspapers/San Luis Obispo Tribune: Witnesses at the House Education & Labor Committee hearing urged that OSHA penalties be strengthened in order to deter employers from allowing unsafe working conditions.
Boston Globe: Last year, 66 workers in Massachusetts died on the job or from job-related illnesses.
Charleston Gazette: Celeste Monforton was part of a team investigating the Sago mine disaster, and the experience prompted her to push for an increased role for victims’ family members in workplace fatality investigations.
The TelegraphÂ (Illinois): TheÂ Greater Madison County Federation of Labor held a ceremony and candlelight vigil to remember workers killed on the job over the past year. These included Jerry R. Estes, 72, who died while working as a meter reader on a hot day; Jeffrey Thole “J.T.” Pace, 27, who was killed by falling nearly 60 feet through the roof of an Alton Steel building; and Vincent D. Lavite, 38, who died from injuries sustained in a fall from scaffolding while working for Safeway Construction Co.Â (more photos here)
Below the jump, pictures from the DC event – which you can read about here.Â