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.