Services will be held throughout the region today in memory of people killed at work. Relatives, colleagues and trade unions are using today, Workers' Memoriay Day, to remember those who died doing their jobs - and to call for the workplace to be made a safer place.
The TUC is calling for a day of action to defend health and safety and is holding a number of events, including vigils, marches, meetings and lobbies.
Using the slogan "Remember the Dead: Fight for the living", the union says more people are killed at work than in wars
"Most don't die of mystery ailments, or in tragic "accidents". They die because an employer decided their safety just wasn't that important a priority."