A local Workers Memorial Day ceremony will take place this (Friday) evening in Sioux City to commemorate workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries on the job.
The most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that 34 workers were killed in Iowa in 2016, and many more suffered from preventable, occupational diseases.
Dennis McElwain, an injury compensation attorney, will speak.
Western Iowa Labor Federation President, Ernie Colt will read the names of the deceased.
The gathering will take place at 6pm in the UFCW Local 222 Hall located at 3038 South Lakeport in Morningside.