Remembering Workers Who Lost Their Lives on the Job

IMG_4681Ceremonies were held across the state in recognition of Workers Memorial Day. April 28th is set aside each year to remember those who have died on the job.

Thirty-nine Iowans lost their lives in the past year while at work.

White crosses honored each of the dead. Bagpipes played and an honor guard fired a 21-gun salute. The president of the Iowa Federation of Labor – Ken Sagar – addressed family members of the workers.

“I do remember what it’s like to sit in one of those chairs,” he recalls. “My wife’s brother passed a few years ago on the job.”

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