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Union members pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters


Union workers and their families remember their brothers and sisters who've been killed on the job.

The ringing of this bell could be heard in Morningside tonight in honor all 51 workers who died in Iowa last year.

The bell rang after each name was read and a candle was extinguished in their honor.

The Northwest Iowa Labor Council held this memorial service at the UFCW 222 Hall.

Union members hope more precautions can avoid accidents in the workplace.

"This is to bring attention to the fact that people shouldn't lose their lives earning a paycheck," said, John Hamm, President of the Northwest Iowa Labor Council.

In 2011, 4,600 workers lost their lives on the job and another 50,000 died from occupational disease, according to the labor council.

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