The “Day of Mourning” is a day intended to recognize those who lost their lives as a result of a work-related incident or occupational diseases.
Day of Mourning ceremonies have been held across the country ever since the Canadian Labour Congress initiated a national Day of Mourning ceremony on April 28, 1984 and is now recognized annually around the world in more than 100 countries.
April 28th was chosen because it was on this date in 1914 that the first Workers’ Compensation Act was brought into effect in Canada.
This year ceremonies will be held April 28th to commemorate workers.
Updated on April 15, 2014: On October 21st of 2013, a cedar salvager was fatally injured near Sayward, BC.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and the results will be released as soon as possible. However, some general information about the hazards present at the incident site is known. The following update will provide suggested best practices to manage these types of hazards.
PRINCE GEORGE & NANAIMO, April 9, 2014 – The BC Forest Safety Council (BCFSC) is hosting several sessions of the rollover prevention seminar, Anatomy of a Rollover, throughout the BC interior. The presenter, Grant Aune, of Advantage Fleet Services, has more than 32 years of commercial vehicle incident investigation and accident reconstruction experience. read more »