The Florida Mine Safety Program and the Florida Public Safety Institute held its Inaugural Workers Memorial Day/Day of Mourning for Miners at the Academy Conference Center on April 28, 2016. During the candle light ceremony, a hard hat was presented in remembrance of those lost on the job due to workplace related hazards and accidents in the mining industry. The Honor Bell sounded an echo of remembrance along with a call-out of 15 fallen metal/non-metal miners and 11 fallen coal miners. After breakfast, a special keynote address, “Are We Ready,” was delivered by Jeremy Wharton, President of JW & Associates. This event symbolized a re-commitment in everyone’s role to raise public awareness and prevent further workplace injuries in the mining industry by promoting workplace health and safety.

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