Sioux City is one of several sites hosting events Monday to commemorate Worker’s Memorial Day.
Sixty-one Iowans died last year while on the job.
Of the 61 who died in Iowa last year, about half were killed in industrial or farming-related accidents.
Iowa AFL-CIO president, Ken Seeger, says there’s a problem in Iowa’s workplaces-a lack of safety inspectors.
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Fifteen of the victims suffered heart attacks while at work.
Sioux City’s memorial event will take place at 7pm this evening at the UFCW Local 222 hall located at 3038 South Lakeport in Morningside.