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Worker Memorial Day

Mine Explosion Congress

Families of people killed in work related incidents hold photos of their loved ones on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on mine safety. Jeff Harris, a mine worker from Farley, W.Va., right, looks on at right. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

Don’t forget that today’s Senate hearing wasn’t just about coal miners and mine safety — it was about the safety and health of all American workers.

Today was Worker Memorial Day — and if it was anything like most days in this country, 14 workers won’t make it home because they were killed on the job.

Read more about it from the AFL-CIO and from our friends over at  The Pump Handle blog.