Why No Construction Workers Memorial Day?

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A reader tells me that Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually in the United States on May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. Then he wonders why no Construction Workers Memorial Day. He says: “According to Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), about 140-160 officers are killed in the line of duty each year,” but “according to stats, each year in the US about 1,100 construction workers die on the job.” Here is an article with figures.

4:16 pm on May 8, 2013