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Advocates Rally for Construction Workers’ Rights in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Worker advocates from across Texas marched at the State Capitol to remember construction workers who were killed on the job.

People showed up in buses from Houston, Dallas and the Rio Grande Valley to honor their loved ones.

According to a study done by the Workers Defense Project in collaboration with the University of Texas, a worker dies in a construction accident in Texas every three days.

“We hope folks in Texas are aware of the hard work that construction workers have to put in everyday working 14 hours in the hot Texas sun sometimes not getting a break or maybe not getting the safety protections and training that they need,” said Sam Robles with the Workers Defense Project.

Construction workers at the capitol urged lawmakers to pass legislation to protect them and prevent more on the job accidents.

This story originally appeared 3/2/2017 on TWC News.