People who were killed in accidents at work in the UK are being remembered in ceremonies across the nation today (April 28th).
Some of the memorials being held as part of Workers' Memorial Day will commemorate high-profile disasters that led to the death of a high number of workers, while others will focus on lesser-known accidents.
Roger Bibbings, occupational safety adviser at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said: "Workers' Memorial Day provides a poignant reminder of lives lost or changed forever because of work-related accidents and ill health."
He went on to say that, over the past few years, the number of fatal accidents at work taking place in the UK has reduced significantly.
However, he said that around 20,000 people are still dying early every year due to injuries sustained at work or because of occupational diseases.
Earlier this month, the RoSPA urged the government to adopt a more radical approach to the reporting of accidents at work.
Posted by Verity Taylor