COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s annual Fallen Workers Memorial Service took place Thursday at 10 a.m. in Columbus to honor the memory of those who lost their lives as a result of a workplace injury or illness.
Watch a replay of the service below:
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation hosted the event to honor 60 fallen workers who died between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021, as well as 54 workers who were not included in previous memorials.
Local workers honored Thursday include:
Russell Brode - an Akron firefighter who died in June 2020 from from occupational cancer — a disease he worked to prevent in his colleagues.
James Skernivitz – a Cleveland police detective who was shot and killed in the line of duty on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020.
Robert Voykto – a Geneva-on-the-Lake man who reportedly died after being electrocuted in Zanesville in August of 2020 while changing a sign at the recently renovated Burger King.
Dustin Travis Villarreal – A construction worker from Sandusky who died in a work accident on Sept. 10, 2020, according to his obituary.
Mackenzie Stone – A construction worker from Montville in Geauga County who was reportedly killed in May 2020 while working on a road in Liverpool Township.
See the full list of fallen workers being honored Thursday below, provided by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation:
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