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OSHA memorial for those lost on the job

OSHA memorial for those lost on the job

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Posted By: Sarah Fili

sfili@klkntv.com

In 2015, more than 50 people were killed on the job in Nebraska. One of those people, Dallas Foulk was killed cleaning a rail car in April of 2015.

"It was an explosion, I guess he went to do his normal jobs and what we heard, he went in to a train car to clean them and it exploded," Jenny Lopez, his cousin, said.

Foulk's family joined nearly 150 people outside the capitol Thursday night.

They say his death was completely preventable. Something the United Support and Memorial For Workplace Fatalities agrees with. They're honoring those lost on the job, as well as in the line of duty, like Officer Kerrie Orozco of Omaha. Lieutenant Ken Kanger came to remember Kerrie.

"It's been a difficult year for the entire police department and the entire community. Everybody shared in the pain when we lost officer Orozco, she was a tremendous officer, a tremendous representative of the police department and the city of Omaha and the town in Iowa where she was from," said Kanger. 

Families came out to remember their loved ones lost, but also to send a strong message to lawmakers. They're hoping to hold businesses accountable, and make workplaces safer. 

"They should put more rules, stricter rules, if its dangerous, uniforms, whatever it is they have to do to be safer," Lopez said.

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