Casper Breakfast To Honor Work Place Fatalities
Since 1992, one Wyoming worker has died on the job, on average, every 10 days.
Those numbers come from the Equality State Policy Center. ESPC also reminds us that Wyoming has one of the worst on-the-job fatality rates in the nation.
April 28th is International Worker Memorial Day and here in Casper on Friday the 27th it will be marked by a breakfast gathering that features speakers from the AFL-CIO, OSHA and others.
"We'll have a breakfast Friday morning. A young woman who's husband was killed in 2007 when he was electrocuted on a drilling rig will be there to talk about the effects of a death like that on a young family"
Dan Neal is executive director for the Equality State Policy Center and he says they'll also talk about newly passed legislation that expands OSHA and provides dollars to companies who want to beef up their safety programs.
The Worker Memorial Day Breakfast is this Friday, 8am, at the Ramada Plaza Riverside in Casper.