Monday, August 25, 2003

Daddy, Tell Me About That Statue

Fallen Ironworkers Honored

Twin Cities union ironworkers, who normally erect buildings, will this week erect a memorial to their brethren killed on the job.

The almost 8-foot-high bronze statue will be dedicated Tuesday outside of the ironworkers' St. Paul union hall.

Ironworkers Local 512, which has 1,350 members, gathered the names of 25 Twin Cities ironworkers killed on the job since the 1930s, when the St. Paul and Minneapolis Ironworkers locals were merged.

The names of the deceased will be inscribed on the memorial, which was designed by Art Norby, the Afton artist who sculpted the Minnesota Korean War Veterans Memorial on the state capitol grounds.