BAC Board Attend DOL Worker Memorial Event
This Workers Memorial Day, April 28, BAC joined our brothers and sisters across the country to remember those who suffered and died on the job, and renew the promise to ensure safe jobs for all workers.
On average over 5,000 American workers die of workplace injuries every year. The construction industry accounts for 1 in 5 of those deaths. “The right to return home safe and healthy is an obligation that every employer owes each of its workers,” said BAC President Tim Driscoll. “Worksite safety should never be a secondary consideration.”
On April 26, the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Executive Board attended a wreath laying ceremony at the Department of Labor’s (DOL) Memorial Garden in Washington, D.C. The ceremony was hosted by Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, Congressman Bobby Scott (D-VA), OSHA, and MSHA.
The BAC officers laid a wreath for the three BAC members who tragically died in 2021 from injuries suffered on their jobsite: Frank Scabilloni, Brian James Cotter, and Cody Lee Wilson.
“BAC mourns the loss of Brothers Cotter, Wilson, and Scabilloni,” said President Driscoll. “Workers Memorial Day serves as a potent reminder that BAC needs to rededicate itself to combatting such tragic and unnecessary loss of life.”
Go to bit.ly/39gsumk to watch President Driscoll’s and Secretary Walsh’s remarks.