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Day of Mourning April 28, 2019

April 28, 2019

April 28 is the National Day of Mourning

In 2017, there were 291 work-related fatalities in Ontario. This included:

  • 6 people under the age of 25,
  • 37 from respiratory diseases,
  • 9 from intra-cranial injuries,
  • 59 from traumatic or multiple traumatic injuries,
  • 10 from traumatic bone, nerve, and spinal cord injuries, and;
  • 167 cancer-related deaths.

From being struck by an object, to falling, getting caught in equipment, to motor vehicle accidents — most of these deaths were preventable.

Please take care and all required precautions in and around the workplace.

Here is the list of Day of Mourning events happening across Ontario.

Keep an eye out for hazards. Report hazards, and all workplace injuries and illnesses to your supervisor and to your Union Steward or Health & Safety Rep.


April 28, 2019
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