IBEW Local to promote workplace safety

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 714 plan to install signs and a banner along Minot’s Roosevelt Park on Saturday to raise awareness of workplace safety issues. Nine people died in the state in workplace accidents last year, said Bob Wolf, membership development coordinator of the local union. Wolf said the organization wants to encourage people to stay safe on the job and report any unsafe conditions to their supervisors. The signs will include the names of each of the people who died last year in an accident.

Accidental deaths happened at job sites ranging from oil fields to construction sites and warehouses, among others. Wolf said the Roosevelt Park Zoo has been cooperative in allowing the organization to put up the signs, which will be there only on Saturday.

– Andrea Johnson