WEIRTON, W.Va. -- The 117 men who died while working in the Weirton Steel Co. plant from 1919 to 1999 will be remembered this week.
The memorial ceremony for the fallen workers will be conducted Thursday morning at the Steelworkers Memorial Park. The Weirton Daily Times (http://bit.ly/11v62cr) says co-workers, friends and family will attend.
The ceremony will include a bagpiper and the names of all 117 steelworkers will be read.
Twenty-one-year-old Lewis Chaney was the first work-related casualty in the new steel mill when he died on April 11, 1919, after being struck on the head by a piece of steel.