This Workers Memorial Day, April 28, BAC joins our brothers and sisters across the country to remember those who have 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 International President Tim Driscoll. “Worksite safety should never be a secondary consideration.”
Executive Board Attend DOL Worker Memorial Event
Laid Wreath for Three BAC Members Who Died from Injuries Suffered at Work in 2021
On April 26, the International Union of Bricklayer 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 Scabollini,” 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.”