Illinois Workers Memorial - Springfield, Illinois
Posted by: BruceS
N 39° 47.886 W 089° 39.264
16S E 272740 N 4408719
Quick Description: Sculpture dedicated as the Illinois Workers Memorial on the grounds of the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2010 7:18:57 AM
Waymark Code: WM8XPX
The sculpture is of three workers wearing blue collar type work clothes and boots. The standing figure is a woman holding her hard hat in her hand. The kneeling male worker is supporting the worker who is seated.
The Illinois State AFL-CIO and the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO originated the the idea for the statue to pay tribute to Illinois workers who were killed or injured on the job. The statue was dedicated April 28, 1992 on the anniversary of the signing of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
Name: Illinois Workers Memorial
Figure Type: Human
Artist Name: Peter Fagan
Date created or placed: April 28, 1992
Materials used: Bronze on a bluish purple and white granite base.
Location: Illinois State Capitol grounds
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