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Remembering those who have died in the workplace April 28

April 26, 2023  By Don Horne

On April 28, workers, families, and employers will gather at commemorative ceremonies across the province to honour the 181 B.C. workers who lost their lives last year due to workplace injury and disease.

Last year’s event carried extra weight, following the 2021 downtown crane collapse and the pandemic.

Danielle Pritchett – the mother of Cailen Vilness, one of the five young construction workers killed in the July 2021, collapse – made a speech to bring home the  message of occupational safety.

The public Day of Mourning ceremony will take place at Jack Poole Plaza in downtown Vancouver at 10:30 a.m., with the Olympic Cauldron being lit in honour of the day.


A livestream of the event will be available at

For a list of ceremonies taking place around the province, please visit

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