April 28th – National Day of Mourning

Posted in: Uncategorized | Posted by Rebecca Ingram on April 24, 2015

As I was thinking about writing this post, news reports and tweets were coming in about two industrial accidents. One in Edmonton, where a man still remains in critical condition in hospital after being buried under a dumptruck full of gravel and sand, and another in Toronto, where a construction worker died after falling from the third floor of tower under construction in the downtown area. Sadly, this last accident was the third industrial death in Ontario in a little over a month. April 28th marks The National Day of Mourning in Canada, a day of remembrance that was officially recognized by the Canadian government in 1991 — a time to acknowledge the people who lost their lives or were injured on the job. Since 1991, The Day of Mourning has spread to about 80 countries and has been adopted by the AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labour and Congress of […]