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Published April 28 2010

Workers Memorial Day observance planned

A ceremony planned as an observance of Workers Memorial Day is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. today at the Fargo-Moorhead Labor Temple, 3001 1st Ave. N. in Fargo.

Union workers, families, community members and area community leaders and elected officials will gather to honor workers who were injured or killed on the job in Minnesota and North Dakota last year and to call for stronger laws protecting workers’ health and safety.

According to the AFL-CIO’s new “Death on the Job” report, 92 people were killed due to job-related hazards in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2008. The report is available today at www.aflcio.org/issues/safety/memorial.