The Nation

The AFL-CIO will hold "Worker Memorial Day" ceremonies in several cities across the country on April 28, the 18th anniversary of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, to pay homage to the thousands of workers who have been killed or injured or contracted diseases on the job each year. Among the sites of rallies will be Henderson, Nev., where two people were killed and 250 injured in a mammoth blast that leveled a plant making rocket fuel last year; Bridgeport, Conn., where 28 workers were killed in the collapse of a high-rise building under construction in 1987, and Cincinnati, which is near an Energy Department nuclear fuel processing plant where workers daily face the possibility of exposure to radioactive materials, said Margaret Seminario, the AFL-CIO's health and safety director.

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