Safety & Risk Management
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 dayofmourning.bc.ca.
For a list of ceremonies taking place around the province, please visit dayofmourning.bc.ca.
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