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April 28, 2024: Worker's Memorial Day

WHEREAS, every year on April 28th, communities and worksites around the world honor friends, family members, and colleagues who have been killed or injured on the job; and,

WHEREAS, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were 5,486 fatal work injuries recorded in the nation in 2022; and,

WHEREAS, in Michigan, there were 139 workplace fatalities in 2022; and,

WHEREAS, we must honor the memory of Michiganders who have been injured, disabled, or died as a result of workplace accidents; and,

WHEREAS, we honor the contributions of Michigan’s workforce and call for increased workplace safety as we continue building up our infrastructure and growing our economy;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 28, 2024, as Worker’s Memorial Day in Michigan.