In Memoriam

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Monday, April 28th, is Workers’ Memorial Day.  A day where unions, brothers, sisters and others get together to mourn the loss of those who have lost their lives due to a workplace injury.   This past year, 22 workers in Maine lost their lives while at work.  In a moving event on Friday evening, at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston, Maine, the Western Maine Labor Council honored those who have passed away on the job.  As each name was read, the death bell rang for that fallen worker, while a member in attendance at the event stood holding the fallen worker’s name tag as a brief remembrance.

As a humbling tribute, we note the names of those who have lost their lives while on the job this past year. May they rest in peace.

Manuel Adame

Jon Atwood

Michael Atwood

Henry Blouin

Lawrence Bryant

Michael Cambell

Sam Chapman

Grant Cilley

Roland Coffin

Timothy Conley

Stephen Gardner

Michael Grindle

Roderick Johnson

Herbert Lebreton

Mark Miles

Michael Morin

David Oaks

Joseph Randall

Richard Thibodeau

William Troubh

William Warner

Kevin Watson


Remember the dead: fight for the living.

Maine at Work

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Karen Bilodeau and Ben Grant are attorneys at the workers' rights law firm McTeague Higbee. With experience in both state and federal courts including national litigation, they have particular prominence in labor and employment litigation, workers' compensation, and construction accidents. They use this blog to educate Mainers about their workers' and individual rights in a number of different legal matters. For more information, go to