One of the workers who will be remembered at today's Workers' Memorial Day is Ann Mawer, who died alongside her friend Sue Barker, in a blast at Fred's Taxis in Immingham in 2007 when petrol on the premises ignited.
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."
The Barnsley National Union of Mineworkers branch is hosting the annual Yorkshire NUM David Jones and Joe Green Memorial Lecture today. The event, at the Miners Offices, Victoria Road, Barnsley, includes speeches from broadcaster Ian Clayton and MP Dan Jarvis.