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Workers Memorial Day Celebration Held In Mansfield

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 4/28/2014

Dozens gathered along with the Crawford-Richland Labor Council AFL-CIO to pay homage to those who have lost their lives at the work place with a Workers Memorial Day celebration at the USW Local 169 Union Hall in Mansfield.

The annual event began with a video presentation from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and included a passionate speech from State Auditor candidate John Patrick Carney. Several other local community members also shared stories about loved ones who had suffered devastating injuries or lost their lives at the work place.

Ron Davis, President of the Crawford-Richland Labor Council AFL-CIO, says accidents at the workplace "affect more than just the individual, it affects the family. They're the one's that really pay the cost of things that happen like this."

Davis also says the celebration was held on April 28 to remember the inception of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1971 that created better working standards. He believes however, that there is still a long way to go to assure safe and healthful work conditions for men and women in the work place.

Guests enjoyed food and refreshments after the ceremonies.

   
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