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Candlelight Vigil held for workplace deaths

Wednesday a candle light vigil was held at the Capitol to honor those who were lost in a work related accident. It was an emotional gathering on the Capitol steps, as people remembered their loved ones. Robert Fitch was killed a year and a half ago when he fell from this local grain elevator.

His niece Tonya Ford has made it her mission to make sure this never happens again and that families who have lost someone have a place to turn to.

"When the news broke of my uncle's death, it was amazing how it hit us, the family as a whole and its hard to see you family hurt and its tome to know that i don't want this to happen to another family," Ford said.

This was the first year for this vigil, but Ford and her family are hoping to make this an annual event...and want to create a support system for those who have lost someone. Ford actually just got back today from Washington D.C., where she was on Capitol hill talking about OSHA regulations and how these tragic events can be prevented.

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