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Workers' Memorial Day 2012 

Stop Construction Falls


Injured in Fall Almost every working day, somewhere in the United States, a construction worker dies in a fall. All too many families have an empty place at the table once occupied by a man or woman working at our calling - but whose life was cut short by a deadly accident of this kind. On Workers Memorial Day 2012, it is high time to put a stop to the number one killer of construction workers on the jobsite.


That's why CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training applauds Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis for her strong stand today, and is proud to join with OSHA, NIOSH and other partners in business, labor and government in a multi-year campaign against fall fatalities in our industry.


To support the campaign, CPWR has launched a website, www.stopconstructionfalls.com, as a clearinghouse of resources for the initiative. Visitors can learn about the deadly toll of these accidents by consulting the unique construction fatality map housed there, and access educational materials on fall prevention. Moreover, they will have an opportunity to enlist as partners and join this campaign for workplace safety.


Join with us to make sure we never again have to mourn the loss of so many of our brothers and sisters.


Pete Stafford

Executive Director





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CPWR -- The Center for Construction Research and Training is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by the Building and Construction Trades Department, AFL-CIO. Working with partners like you in business, labor, government, and the universities, we strive every day to make work safer for the 9 million men and women who work in the U.S. construction industry!