- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia AFL-CIO has honored 17 workers who died on the job last year.

The 27th Workers Memorial Day ceremony was held Tuesday at the state Capitol in Charleston.

The Charleston Gazette (https://bit.ly/1PTKpv1) reports nearly 150 people gathered in front of the West Virginia Coal Miner’s Statute to remember workers including coal miners, truck drivers and utility workers.

West Virginia AFL-CIO secretary-treasurer Josh Sword read the names of the fallen workers. Marshall-Wetzel-Tyler Labor Council president B.B. Smith rang a bell in memory of each of them.

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