On April 15, 2013, 26-year-old temporary worker David Eleidjian never came home from his job at a Bay Point industrial manufacturing facility. The Iraq war veteran and recent father was caught and pulled into an unguarded spinning shaft, and died later at the hospital.
Four days later, in Santa Rosa, 21-year-old Hugo Tapia also left for his temp work position, at the glass company his father had worked at for decades. He too never returned. Only two weeks into the job, he was crushed by heavy, unsecured glass that fell off an A-frame rack.
In October, amid the tensions of a BART strike brought on in part by concerns over worker safety, BART employee Chris Sheppard and consultant Laurence Daniels were inspecting a dip in the tracks near the Walnut Creek station. They were struck and killed by a train on a maintenance run, driven by a student trainee likely being instructed in the event of a prolonged strike.
Every year on April 28th, we observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who have suffered and died on the job, and to renew our efforts for safe and healthy workplaces. This year, Worksafe invites you to join us and our partners as we take our message out into the community, near where two workers at BART were recently killed.
Date: Monday, April 28, 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Meet at Concord BART at 4:30 pm (1451 Oakland Ave, Concord) and walk together to Todos Santos Plaza (4 blocks)
Sponsored by: AFL-CIO, Contra Costa Central Labor Council, Napa-Solano Central Labor Council, Worksafe, Contra Costa and Napa-Solano Building and Construction Trades Councils, AFSCME 3993, ATU 1555, the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at UC Berkeley, and SEIU 1021Read more...
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