In 2009, more than 109,119 Missouri workers were injured and 116 lost their lives in the workplace.

Every year on April 28, thousands of people in hundreds of communities across the nation recognize workers who have been killed or injured on the job.

This nationwide observance is called “Workers Memorial Day.”

To remember these workers and promote safe workplaces, the Missouri Labor Department is hosting a Workers Memorial Day ceremony on April 28.

Family members of the deceased workers will receive special recognition. The event is free and open to the general public.

WHAT:      Missouri Workers Memorial Day Ceremony
WHERE:     South Lawn of the Missouri State Capitol
201 W. Capitol Ave.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
WHEN:     Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 3:30 p.m.
WHO:     Missouri Labor Department Director Larry Rebman, Labor Groups, Elected Officials, Employers, Families of the Deceased

For more information about the ceremony, or to view our online memorial honoring workers who lost their lives in 2009, visit http://www.labor.mo.gov/rememberworkers/.