|For Immediate Release:
April 11, 2002
Kevin Weeks, 503-947-7428
David Sparks (OR-OSHA), 503-378-3272
Workers Memorial Day observance planned for Portland on April 26
The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Division (OR-OSHA) is urging
Oregon residents to honor those workers that have lost their lives, or
have been injured, while performing their work. The annual Workers Memorial
Day on April 28 nationwide recognizes the thousands of U.S. workers who
perish each year on the job, and the over one million people who become
injured each year while at work.
A memorial service honoring Oregon’s workers will be held on Friday April
26 at Hughes Memorial United Methodist Church, 111 NE Failing Street in
Portland. The service will begin at 11:30am and feature a reading of the
names of Oregon workers who died on the job in 2001.
“Workers Memorial Day is a once-a-year opportunity to pay tribute to
the sacrifice made by Oregon’s workers,” says Peter De Luca, administrator
of Oregon OSHA. “Oregon’s employers can truly honor their workers every
day by committing to provide a safe and healthy workplace.”
The Workers Memorial Day observances in Portland are coordinated by the
Northwest Oregon Labor Council, (503) 235-9444.