First Father’s Day Tied to the Workplace

Via the CDC and NISOH Science Blog:
Did you know that the first Father’s Day has workplace origins?  On July
5, 1908, a West Virginia church sponsored the nation’s first event to
explicitly honor fathers[i].  The Sunday sermon was held in memory of
the 362 men who were killed in explosions at the Fairmont Coal Company
mines in Monongah, West Virginia the previous December.  These
explosions remain the worst mine disaster[ii] and the worst industrial
catastrophe of any kind[iii] in the history of the United States.  The
362 casualties left more than 1,000 widows and children.

Read the full NIOSH Science Blog story here.