Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Workers Memorial Day, April 28, 2010: Remembering Workers Killed on the Job

Every day, 14 American workers don’t come home from work. Despite significant improvements in health and safety in the workplace, hundreds of American workers are killed on the job every year, and thousands more die of occupational illnesses.

Today, April 28, 2010 is Workers Memorial Day, commemorating the lives of workers who are killed on the job. The Unions of the AFL-CIO remember these lives lost on April 28, the anniversary of the enactment of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The first Workers Memorial Day was observed in 1989.

According to the CDC, in 2008, 5,071 American workers were killed on the job. Another estimated 49,000 workers died as a result of occupational illnesses. In 2008, approximately 4.5 million workers suffered non-fatal work injuries or illnesses.

The survivors of an employee killed on the job are entitled to Minnesota workers’ compensation death and dependency benefits.

If your loved one suffered a fatal work injury, or suffered a fatal occupational illness, contact Meuser & Associates, P.A. for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn about your rights. Call us at 877-746-5680, or click here to send us an email to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.

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