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Dakota County comes together tonight for Workers Memorial Day Service

A day to stand in remembrance of those who have died on the job site and a call to increase safety in the workplace

St. Paul, MN (April 28, 2014) — Rain or shine the Dakota County community will stand together tonight, led by the American Legion Honor Guard from Apple Valley, program host Connie Beissel, Pastor Joy Smith of the Presbyterian Church of the Apostles, Robert Kasper – St. Paul Regional Labor Federation President and Union Laborer, elected officials, along with members of the community, will stand together tonight for a Workers Memorial Day Service. The day is observed nationwide to honor those who have lost their lives on the jobsite and to renew the call for a safer worksite.

Photo-op event:

When: 6:00pm tonight; Monday, April 28th, 2014

What: Monument to Fallen Workers

Where: Lebanon Cemetery— Pilot Knob Road at County Road 42, Apple Valley, MN 55124.

This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the effective date of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The act, which guarantees every American worker a safe and healthful working environment, created OSHA to set and enforce standards, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to conduct research and investigations. This year also marks the 45th anniversary of the Coal Mine Health and Safety Act and the 37th anniversary of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act.

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