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Access Legal supports International Workers' Memorial Day 2010

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'Remember the dead and fight for the living' is the message behind Workers' Memorial Day, which has been held every year since 1989.

"Days like this are important in ensuring the importance of complying with health and safety regulations continues to be impressed upon employers."
Sara Hunt, Associate

Worldwide, 335,000 workers die every year as a result of accidents at work, including asbestos related diseases.

Held on 28 April, International Workers' Memorial Day remembers those who've died due to poor health and safety in their workplace, and to continue campaigning for better workplace conditions, thus preventing future deaths, injuries and diseases.

It'll be supported by health and safety campaigners across the world, and by families who have lost loved ones.

Staff at Access Legal from Shoosmiths' Birmingham office will be laying a wreath at the city's own memorial event in the grounds of St Philip's Cathedral, at 12.30pm.

Associate and personal injury specialist Sara Hunt said: "I find it staggering that so many people worldwide are still losing their lives as a result of work place accidents.

"Days like this are important in ensuring the importance of complying with health and safety regulations continues to be impressed upon employers."

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