MERCER, Pa. (WYTV) – A special event was held Tuesday to honor those who have lost their lives on the job in Pennsylvania.
People gathered inside the Mercer County Courthouse Rotunda to mark Workers’ Memorial Day. The day of recognition was created in 1970 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was signed into law.
As part of the ceremony, victim’s names were read aloud as a way to remember them.
“We ran into a lot of people last year after we did this and they were really thankful and grateful that we actually honor the workers that have passed away,” said Andy Harkulich, president of the Mercer County Central Labor Council.
This is the fifth year for the event.