There were 173 work-related fatalities last year in B.C.
Approximately 1,000 Canadians lose their lives annually from workplace injuries.
On April 28, 1984, the Canadian Labour Congress organized the first national Day of Mourning, a ceremony to honour the memories of those who have lost their lives at work, and recognize those who have been injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of worksite safety and focus on improving working conditions.
A Day of Mourning ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 28 at Marine Park in Salmon Arm. There will be numerous guest speakers, with a barbecue and refreshments to follow. All are welcome to attend.