Larry Rebman

workplace deaths
5:21 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Missouri honors workers who died on the job in 2011

A wreath memorializing workers who died on the job in Missouri last year was displayed at a ceremony on 4-23-2012 in the State Capitol.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Missouri workers who lost their lives on the job were remembered today at a Workers' Memorial Day ceremony at the State Capitol.

More than 130 family members of workers who lost their lives attended the ceremony, including Steffenie Quinlan from Bolivar.  Her husband, John, was a laborer who was electrocuted while on the job.

“I am very pleased that they honor(ed) them," Quinlan said.  "Everyone that’s worked on the job and died on the job should be honored.”

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