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The Town of Osoyoos joins the BCFED Health and Safety Centre and Worksafe BC on April 28, 2021 in a National Day of Mourning to acknowledge workers that have been killed, infected, or seriously injured on the job.

As we approach the April 28 Day of Mourning, it is appropriate to reflect on the fact that many workers continue to be; killed, infected, or seriously injured on the job. Many more have suffered and died from industrial accidents either caused by workplace exposures or inadequate safety measures. In British Columbia, 173 workplace fatalities were reported to BC WCB in 2020. This is still the tragic reality in many economic sectors. As COVID-19 rages on, we must also now add health care, long-term care, security, transportation/delivery, retail and banking to that growing list of affected workers. As we mourn those fallen heroes, we stand in solidarity with them, their loved ones, colleagues, and friends. April 28 is our National Day of Mourning to remember workers who have suffered work-related disability, disease and death.

The Canadian Labour Congress first declared the Day in 1984. More than 100 countries now observe the Day. The day of observance was passed into legislation by the Workers Mourning Day Act, and encourages all Canadians to remember workers killed and injured in the workplace, or as a result of occupational disease.

"Please consider attending a Ceremony, or pausing for a moment of reflection on April 28 to remember those workers who have lost their lives on the job." - Mayor Sue McKortoff

For more information on the National Day of Mourning, please visit:

https://www.healthandsafetybc.ca/resources/day-of-mourning/

https://www.dayofmourning.bc.ca/

Event date: 
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
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