Workers Memorial Day honors workers who die on the job all over the country. This year in Erie County one man was killed while at work, but that’s one too many.
It was emotional inside of Erie City Hall as community leaders and family and friends gathered to honor Tyler Covato. Tyler was killed seven months ago while working a municipal waste job for the city. Tylers sister Cara Covato delivering an emotional speech about how working conditions need to become safer for everyone in Pennsylvania. Shes advocating for Representative Pat Herkins House Bill 1082. This would require public workers in the state to work under the US Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health administration. Otherwise known as OSHA.
Cara says losing her brother in a work related accident has been extreemly diffacult. ” Well there’s nothing that I can do to bring my brother back but what I can make sure is that this never happens to another family because no family should have to deal with what were dealing with.”
Everyone remembering Tyler as they place candles, flowers and photos around the workers monument in Perry Square. All pushing for safety in the workplace.