Event To Honor Mass. Workers Hurt, Killed

Massachusetts workers who were killed, injured or made ill on their job in 2013 will be honored at a special workers memorial event at the State House.

Monday's event will highlight some of the leading causes of death in the workplace, including falls, being crushed in machinery or being struck by equipment.

The memorial is also meant to spotlight what critics say is the relatively low fines assessed to employers hit with workplace safety violations from the Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Among those scheduled to participate in the event are state Labor Secretary Rachel Kaprielian and Ada Garcia, mother of Victor Gerena, who died at a fish processing plant.

The memorial and the release of a new report on workplace fatalities in Massachusetts will take place at noon at the State House.


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