The Central Maryland AFL-CIO Labor Council will host a Workers Memorial Day service Monday, April 29, at 10 a.m. at 511 E. Franklin St. in Hagerstown.
The service is held each year to remember those who have been killed or injured performing their jobs and to remind the community that it must renew and continue its commitment for safe workplaces.
The Central Maryland AFL-CIO Labor Council represents AFL-CIO affiliated unions in Frederick and Washington counties.
Everyday an average of 13 workers die on the job as a result of workplace injuries. In 2011, 71 workers were killed in the state of Maryland. The latest catastrophic workplace event in the town of West, Texas, at its fertilizer plant reminds is a reminder to keep working for safe environments.