Image of memorial lights next to the reflecting pool in Washington DC at night with the Capitol building in the backgroundPhoto Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon

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 over half a million deaths 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.

Photo of Jason Andresen
Jason Andresen, 45

Photo of Brooke Baures
Brooke Baures, 21
Food Service
Wisconsin

Photo of John E. Bennett
John Bennett, 63
Agricultural Production
Nebraska

Photo of Gregory Bish
Gregory Bish, 26

Photo of Duel Block
Deuel Block, 27
Agricultural Production
Wisconsin

Photo of Shawn Boone
Shawn Boone, 33
Manufacturing
Indiana

Photo of Derrick Burkhalter
Derrick Burkhalter, 50
Highway Services
Wisconsin

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

Photo of Jesse Cady
Jesse Cady, 32
Recreation
Nebraska

Photo of Hoyt Ferguson
Hoyt Ferguson, 46
Energy Services
Mississippi

Photo of Benjamin Fisher
Benjamin Fisher, 29
Traffic Control
Indiana

Photo of Robert Fitch
Robert Fitch, 51
Food Processing
Nebraska

Photo of Frank Freer
Frank Freer, 46
Steel Production
Indiana

Photo of Dustin Galyan
Dustin Galyan, 25
Electric Power Services
Oklahoma

Photo of Whitney Gardner
Whitney Gardner, 30
Waste Management
Kentucky

Photo of George Hamner
George Hamner, 54
Mining
West Virginia

Photo of Robert Hanna
Robert Hanna, 51
Retail
Nebraska

Photo of Justin Harrington
Justin Harrington, 27
Construction
Massachusetts

Photo of Sherman Holmes
Sherman Holmes, 55

Photo of Kevin Keane
Kevin Keane, 28
General Contracting
Minnesota

Photo of Nolan Keane
Nolan Keane, 18
Construction
Minnesota

Photo of Larry Kizer
Larry Kizer, 62
Transportation Services
Kentucky

Photo of Michael Kittle
Michael Kittle, 29
Construction
Wisconsin

Photo of Travis Koehler
Travis Kohler, 26
Construction,
Nevada

Photo of Adrian LaPour
Adrian LaPour, 44

Image of Steven Lillicrap
Steven Lillicrap, 21
Construction
Missouri

Photo of Orestes Martinez
Orestes Martinez, 29
Construction
Texas

Photo of Jerry Milligan
Jerry Milligan, 48
Aeronautics Manufacturing
Kansas

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

Photo of Gary Puleio
Gary Puleio, 53
Construction
Pennsylvania

Photo of Zachary Pumper
Zachary Pumper, 34
Construction
Minnesota

Photo of Dirk Remington
Dirk Remington, 46
Communication Towers
New York

Photo of Zachary Roberts
Zachary Roberts, 25
Communication Towers
North Dakota

Photo of Vincente Rodriguez
Vincente Rodriguez, 20
Entertainment
Nevada

Image of Sheri Sangi
Sheri Sangi, 23
University Research
California

Photo of Andy Schanding
Andy Schanding, 43
Shipping and Logistics
Kentucky

Photo of Colton Schoenrock
Colton Schoenrock, 23
Manufacturing
Kansas

Photo of Daniel Seelhoff
Daniel Seelhoff, 50
Construction
Nebraska

Photo of Paul Sliger
Paul Sliger, 49
Agricultural Services
Nebraska

Photo of Jim Spencer
Jim Spencer, 61
Construction
Nebraska

Photo Erin Sperrrey
Erin Sperrey, 20
Food Service
Maine

Photo of Michael Steele
Michael Steele, 15
Agriculture
Missouri

Photo of Zachary Trotter
Zachary Trotter, 26
Retail Delivery
Indiana

Photo of Fred Ware
Fred Ware Jr., 59
Mining
West Virginia

Photo of Gary Weinke
Gary Weinke, 67
Corrections
Indiana

Photo of Daniel Wessel
Daniel Wessel, 45
Construction
Oregon

Photo of Jason Weston
Jason Weston, 41
Agricultural Production
Nebraska

Photo of 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