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In Remembrance

This virtual Workers Memorial Wall is a tribute to those who lost their lives while on the job. In addition to injuries or accidents, there have been many lives lost from COVID-19 in the U.S., with many people sickened while at work. They were family members - spouses, children, siblings, grandparents, friends, and coworkers. We value these employees and offer their families our support, compassion, and appreciation. We must keep fighting to make sure every worker can go home safe and healthy.

This page was developed in partnership with the United Support and Memorial for Workplace Fatalities. If you have lost a loved one due to a work related incident, share your story with tonyaford@usmwf.org or OSHA at remembrance@dol.gov.

Mitchell McDaniel
Mitchell McDaniel, 19
Agricultural Production
Wisconsin

Jose Lomeli
Jose Lomeli, 22
Manufacturing
California

Stanley Hubbard
Stanley Hubbard, 46
Manufacturing
Tennessee

Zane Fecht
Zane Fecht, 32
Agricultural Production
Nebraska

Richard Peebles
Richard Peebles, 29
Mississippi

Patrick Archer
Patrick Archer, 50
Manufacturing
Ohio

Al Bullock
Al Bullock, 71
Nebraska

Alfredo Rodrigues
Alfredo Rodrigues
New Jersey

Austin Milton
Austin Milton
North Carolina

Avery Zorn
Avery Zorn, 59
South Carolina

Brian Cellar
Brian Cellar, 62
Nebraska

Brian Allen
Brian Allen, 49
Missouri

Brian Miller
Brian Miller, 37
Illinois

Bryan Bradley
Bryan Bradley, 40
New Jersey

Chad Roberts
Chad Roberts, 20
Kansas

Chad Weller
Chad Weller, 21
Maryland

Cody Bragg
Cody Bragg, 23
Illinois

Craig Anderson
Craig Anderson, 26
Nebraska

Craig Bagley
Craig Bagley, 28
Alaska

Damien Whipple
Damien Whipple, 24
Georgia

Dan Dutcher
Dan Dutcher, 62
Nebraska

David Ball
David Ball, 47
Nebraska

David Vasquez, Jr.
David Vasquez, Jr., 23
Indiana

Don Tentler
Don Tentler, 47
Illinois

Eric Gohagan
Eric Gohagan, 44
Alabama

Evaristo Alvarado
Evaristo Alvarado, 57
Illinois

James Ailstock
James Ailstock, 60
Georgia

James Craig
James Craig

James White
James White, 27
Florida

Jason West
Jason West, 52
Ohio

Jeff Burnham
Jeff Burnham, 40
Kansas

Joe Partin
Joe Partin, 33
Kentucky

John Evers
John Evers, 67
Montana

Jorg Borowski
Jorg Borowski, 57
New York

Joshua Beam
Joshua Beam, 33
Indiana

Kenneth Maggert
Kenneth Maggert, 58
Michigan

Lewis Bissell
Lewis Bissell, 60
Ohio

Loren Boller
Loren Boller, 23
Nebraska

Margarito Alvarez
Margarito Alvarez, 58
Texas

Maurice Alexander
Maurice Alexander, 40
North Carolina

Melvin Balaban, Jr.
Melvin Balaban, Jr., 56
Nebraska

MiChelle Abernathy
MiChelle Abernathy, 52
Illinois

Nathaniel Acosta
Nathaniel Acosta, 24
Oregon

Nikolai Briggs
Nikolai Briggs, 26
Pennsylvania

Noe Hamer
Noe Hamer
New York

Patrick Andrew Bachtell
Patrick Andrew Bachtell, 31
West Virginia

Paul Cash
Paul Cash, 47
Tennessee

Paula Bellamy
Paula Bellamy, 38
Virginia

Randy Wilson
Randy Wilson, 50
North Carolina

Robert Augeri
Robert Augeri, 31
Massachusetts

Robert Dameron
Robert Dameron, 44
Virginia

Rodney Bridgett
Rodney Bridgett, 37
Nebraska

Ryan Hitchler
Ryan Hitchler, 25
Nebraska

Sammy Barnett
Sammy Barnett, 42
Kansas

Scott Winkler
Scott Winkler, 50
New York

Shirley Samuelson
Shirley Samuelson, 62
Wyoming

Stephan Ballasch
Stephan Ballasch, 35
Colorado

Stephen Robert Smith
Stephen Robert Smith
Oregon

Stephen Woods
Stephen Woods, 41
Alabama

Terence Akard
Terence Akard, 19
Texas

Thomas Bales
Thomas Bales
Nebraska

Thomas Wooten
Thomas Wooten, 56
New Hampshire

Thomas Zahnow
Thomas Zahnow, 50
West Virginia

Trina Cunningham
Trina Cunningham, 50
Maryland

William Wilson, Jr.
William Wilson, Jr., 43
Iowa

Wyatt Whitebread
Wyatt Whitebread, 14
Illinois

Yvonne Von Shurelds
Yvonne Von Shurelds, 58
Ohio

Jerod Chapman
Jerod Chapman, 29
Construction
Pennsylvania

Tim Conant
Tim Conant, 23
Recreation
Wyoming

Regina Allen Elsea
Regina Allen Elsea
Alabama

Jenny Gulledge Gabriel
Jenny Gulledge Gabriel, 61
Security Services
North Carolina

Ray Gonzalez
Ray Gonzalez, 54
Oil and Gas
Texas

Maurice Moore, Jr.
Maurice Moore, Jr., 39
Oil and Gas
Texas

Jason Andresen
Jason Andresen, 45

Brooke Baures
Brooke Baures, 21
Food Service
Wisconsin

John E. Bennett
John Bennett, 63
Agricultural Production
Nebraska

Gregory Bish
Gregory Bish, 26

Duel Block
Deuel Block, 27
Agricultural Production
Wisconsin

Shawn Boone
Shawn Boone, 33
Manufacturing
Indiana

Derrick Burkhalter
Derrick Burkhalter, 50
Highway Services
Wisconsin

Robert Buskey
Robert Buskey, Jr., 55
Petroleum Services
Pennsylvania

Jesse Cady
Jesse Cady, 32
Recreation
Nebraska

Hoyt Ferguson
Hoyt Ferguson, 46
Energy Services
Mississippi

Benjamin Fisher
Benjamin Fisher, 29
Traffic Control
Indiana

Robert Fitch
Robert Fitch, 51
Food Processing
Nebraska

Frank Freer
Frank Freer, 46
Steel Production
Indiana

Dustin Galyan
Dustin Galyan, 25
Electric Power Services
Oklahoma

Whitney Gardner
Whitney Gardner, 30
Waste Management
Kentucky

George Hamner
George Hamner, 54
Mining
West Virginia

Robert Hanna
Robert Hanna, 51
Retail
Nebraska

Justin Harrington
Justin Harrington, 27
Construction
Massachusetts

Sherman Holmes
Sherman Holmes, 55

Kevin Keane
Kevin Keane, 28
General Contracting
Minnesota

Nolan Keane
Nolan Keane, 18
Construction
Minnesota

Larry Kizer
Larry Kizer, 62
Transportation Services
Kentucky

Michael Kittle
Michael Kittle, 29
Construction
Wisconsin

Travis Koehler
Travis Koehler, 26
Construction,
Nevada

Adrian LaPour
Adrian LaPour, 44

Steven Lillicrap
Steven Lillicrap, 21
Construction
Missouri

Orestes Martinez
Orestes Martinez, 29
Construction
Texas

Jerry Milligan
Jerry Milligan, 48
Aeronautics Manufacturing
Kansas

Juan Pablo Morillo
Juan Pablo Morillo, 30
Chemical Manufacturing
New Jersey

Gary Puleio
Gary Puleio, 53
Construction
Pennsylvania

Zachary Pumper
Zachary Pumper, 34
Construction
Minnesota

Dirk Remington
Dirk Remington, 46
Communication Towers
New York

Zachary Roberts
Zachary Roberts, 25
Communication Towers
North Dakota

Vincente Rodriguez
Vincente Rodriguez, 20
Entertainment
Nevada

Sheri Sangi
Sheri Sangi, 23
University Research
California

Andy Schanding
Andy Schanding, 43
Shipping and Logistics
Kentucky

Colton Schoenrock
Colton Schoenrock, 23
Construction
Kansas

Daniel Seelhoff
Daniel Seelhoff, 50
Construction
Nebraska

Paul Sliger
Paul Sliger, 49
Agricultural Services
Nebraska

Jim Spencer
Jim Spencer, 61
Construction
Nebraska

Photo Erin Sperrrey
Erin Sperrey, 20
Food Service
Maine

Michael Steele
Michael Steele, 15
Agriculture
Missouri

Zachary Trotter
Zachary Trotter, 26
Retail Delivery
Indiana

Fred Ware
Fred Ware Jr., 59
Mining
West Virginia

Gary Weinke
Gary Weinke, 67
Corrections
Indiana

Daniel Wessel
Daniel Wessel, 45
Construction
Oregon

Jason Weston
Jason Weston, 41
Agricultural Production
Nebraska

Tim Wilson
Tim Wilson, 49
Nebraska

Workplace Statistics

  • Work-Related Fatalities and Causes*
    • Total fatalities = 5,333
    • Roadway incidents = 1,270
    • Falls, slips, trips = 880
    • Homicides = 454
  • There were 5,333 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States in 2019.
  • A worker died every 99 minutes from a work-related injury.
  • Hispanic or Latino workers made up 20 percent of fatal occupational injuries.
  • Unintentional overdoses due to nonmedical use of drugs or alcohol increased for the seventh consecutive year.
  • Nearly 1 out of every 5 fatally injured workers was employed as a driver/sales worker or truck driver.
  • Grounds maintenance workers had 229 fatalities in 2019–the largest number since BLS began collecting data on this job series in 2003.

*(BLS 2019 data)

Presidential Proclamation

Coming Soon

Workers Memorial Day: Honoring Fallen Workers Video


Workers Memorial Day Messages from Members of Congress

Representative Alma Adams, Committee on Financial Services; Committee on Education & Labor and the Committee on Agriculture

Senator Sherrod Brown, Chairman of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee

Representative Joe Courtney, House Armed Services Committee, and House Education and Labor Committee

Representative Rosa Delauro, Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee

Senator Patty Murray, Chairwoman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee

Representative Bobby Scott, Chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee