Day of Mourning
Day of Mourning – remembering workers injured or killed on the job. On April 28th, people across Canada will recognize a Day of Mourning for all workers who have been killed, injured or disabled at their place of work. In 2009, there were 100 workplace fatalities in Alberta. For those left behind, life will never be the same. Day of Mourning provides an opportunity to focus on: The real cost of workplace fatalities – the void left in the lives of workers’ families, friends, co-workers and the community, and Our collective responsibility to prevent injury, disease and death in the workplace. WCB-Alberta will be lowering its flags to half-mast on April 28th; we invite you to mark the day by doing the same.