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Day of Mourning remembers injured or killed workers

April 23, 2015

Each year, on April 28, the National Day of Mourning honours those killed or injured while on the job. 

Established by the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984 to “mourn the dead and fight for the living,” the day is now observed across Canada and recognized in more than 100 countries. 

“On this day, we remember the lives lost and reflect on the impact of workplace injuries on so many New Brunswick families,” said Gerard Adams, WorkSafeNB’s president and CEO. “One injury, one death is one too many.” 

WorkSafeNB reminds New Brunswickers that all injuries are preventable and encourages employees and employers to be safety leaders. 

“All workers have the right to know about workplace hazards and safe procedures; they have the right to address health and safety concerns in the workplace; and they have the right to refuse any dangerous work,” Adams said. 

WorkSafeNB encourages New Brunswickers to remember those injured, killed or affected by a workplace injury or death by observing a moment of silence, lowering a flag to half-mast or attending one of many remembrance ceremonies held in the province.


Day of Mourning poster 

New Brunswick ceremonies





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