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posted 28 April 2006 01:20 PM      Profile for N.Beltov   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CLC President Ken Georgetti: Today, flags will be lowered and working people across the country will take a few moments to remember their friends, family and colleagues who have died from workplace injuries. For the past 22 years, April 28 has been recognized as a National Day of Mourning to both reflect and focus on making Canada’s workplaces healthier and safer.

Here's a previous thread on the topic:

Day of Mourning for those killed and injured on the job

In 1984 when the Canadian Labour Congress initiated April 28 as the National Day of Mourning, there were 744 workers listed as having died from workplace injuries. Twenty years later, in 2004, that number stood at 928. Thousands upon thousands continue to have their bodies wounded and their lives scarred by preventable workplace injuries, disease, violence, harassment and stress.

Yes. The numbers are increasing.

CLC link

The commies have a good article in their paper that summarizes some of the history: Dying for profits: the deadly truth

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posted 05 May 2006 08:17 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Day of Mourning for lost workers - Vancouver

Workers carried 188 cardboard coffins through downtown Vancouver in the morning rush hour – one coffin for each worker killed in BC in 2005. The coffins went to the Day of Mourning ceremony, which drew over 1000 mourners.

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