Groton, Connecticut is home to a memorial garden dedicated to those who have been killed or severely injured while on the job. A major workers union, AFL-CIO, one of the largest in the nation, has designated April 28th as Workers’ Memorial Day. This year members of the union joined friends and families in honoring Connecticut’s on the job accident victims.
Dennis Popp, Mayor of Groton, was on hand to offer sympathy and pay his respects.
“We remember those who have given their lives at work and those who didn’t come home or didn’t come home the way they left,” said Mayor Popp.
In one of the most violent work related incidents in Connecticut history, a disgruntled employee shot and killed eight workers at Hartford Distributors. The gunfire wounded two others. Just one month earlier two firefighters died while responding to a house fire in Bridgeport.
This year’s memorial garden ceremony honored the fallen workers and highlighted an important issue for Connecticut workers and the union. Worker safety is incredibly important to both groups and many believe that increased safety legislation would help prevent on the job injuries and deaths.
The staff and attorneys of the workers compensation firm of Glass, Lebovitz, Kasheta & Bren would like to extend our deepest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives on the job.