COLUMBUS, OH — Ted Strickland released the following statement today in honor of Workers’ Memorial Day which honors American workers who lost their lives on the job.
"I grew up in a working class community where many folks had tough, grueling jobs. Many people had jobs that were not only physically demanding, but downright dangerous. While workplace safety has improved over the past few decades, we must work to make sure that every workplace is as safe as it can possible be. I remain committed to ensuring strong protections and safety measures for working people so they can return home to their families safely every day. My heart goes out to all of the families of Ohioans who have been killed on the job, and in the U.S. Senate I will work to strengthen workplace safety so we can bring that number to zero.”
In Ohio, 127 people lost their lives on the job in 2015, putting Ohio at 25th among all states for this statistic according to a recent report by the AFL-CIO.