Tuesday, April 26, 2022

April 28th: Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured

Day of Mourning

Langley City Council received a presentation from the New Westminster & District Labour Council about the Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured on the job. This Day of Mourning takes place annually on April 28th.

In 2020, 151 people died due to work-related deaths. Of those, 51 were due to asbestos exposure. 96% of those workers who died were men.

Many more people an injured on the job, both physically and mentally. Council was reminded that mental health is just as important as physical health, and both mental and physical harm negatively impact workers’ quality of life.

WorkSafeBC has a Psychological Health and Safety Initiative page, including what employers can do to ensure mental health safety.

Please visit the Day of Mourning BC website for a listing of local Day of Mourning ceremonies. You can also watch a live stream event starting at 10:30 am on Thursday. You can read stories from workers and their families.

Langley City will also have an observance at the City Hall/Timms Community Centre flag poles on Thursday at 11 am.

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