FOR 115 WORKERS IN PA, NJ, DE, JUST GOING TO WORK WAS DEADLY


On Friday, the Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health (PhilaPOSH) and the Philadelphia AFL-CIO held their 31st Annual Workers’ Memorial Day Program to remember those who were killed by work-related injuries during the past year. Mayor Kenney, Philadelphia City Managing Director Brian Abernathy, and other featured speakers addressed critical worker safety issues, including the opioid crisis and possible spending cuts to federal worker safety agency OSHA. These speeches were followed by a funeral procession to Penn’s Landing, where bereaved family members spoke and the names of tri-state area workers who have died from work-related injuries were read.

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Click here to view the list of worker fatalities – March 2018 – March 2019