Memorials

In honor and memory of the following people who were killed by an unsafe workplace:

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    Jon Kelley Wright

    Born: August 24, 1959
    Died: September 22, 2007
    Occupation: Auto part die cast operator
    Union: UAW Local 1166

    On September 22, 2007, the Chrysler Corporation murdered Jon Kelley Wright. After working over twenty-two years at the die casting plant in Kokomo, Indiana, he was crushed to death by the machine he operated in a gruesome but utterly preventable workspace disaster. Read more.

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    Francis J Couget

    Born: October 12, 1939
    Died: July 27, 2004
    Occupation: DSNY Auto Mechanic
    Union: SEIU Local 246

    Frank worked over thirty-one years keeping New York City clean. Shortly after retiring, he developed multiple myeloma, a painful incurable form of bone cancer. He believed it was caused by the carcinogens, asbestos, and unregulated waste sanitation workers like him are daily exposed to for all of their working lives. Read more.