Speeches - (Archived) Table of Contents|
| Information Date:||04/26/2002|
| Presented To:||OSHA All-Employee Commemoration|
| Speaker:||John L. Henshaw|
John L. Henshaw
Worker Memorial Day Remarks
OSHA All-Employee Commemoration
April 26, 2002
On Worker Memorial Day we remember those who have died on the job. We recognize our national loss in the deaths of our fellow Americans and offer our heartfelt sympathy to their loved ones.
6,000 American workers die every year. We know the statistics. But behind each number is a real person -- someone who left behind hopes and dreams and family and friends. Today, we remember and name some of those real people:
Manuel Barrariso and Donato Conde, who died when improperly erected scaffolding fell in New York City last October;
Chauncey Harris, who died earlier this month in Florida when he was caught in a wire machine;
Robert Sturm, who worked for 30 years on an oil well in Texas; he was killed in March when he was hit by a truck;
Lathia Green lost her life on April 9 when a cable in a woodyard in Georgia hit her; and
Brian McDonnell died last September 11 trying to rescue others when the World Trade Center collapsed after the terrorist attack.
I could go on and on. If we had a list of all the names, it would take 12