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October 27, 2017 5:49 pm

National Day of Mourning Observed in P.G.

Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

Flags at the workers memorial fly at half staff for today’s service -photo 250News

Prince George, B.C.-   Today,  as is the case every  April 28th,  a somber gathering at the Workers Memorial in Prince George to mark the National Day of Mourning for those who died  either on the job or from  job related  injury or illness.

WorkSafe BC reports that in 2016, there were 144 work related death claims in the province,  that’s  nearly  three every week.  Sadly , four of those claims came from loss of life within the boundaries of the Regional District of Fraser Fort George.

The statistics also show  more than half (59%) of all  the work related deaths were the result of work related  illness  as a result of  exposure to asbestos.


Great to see uniforms there from different branches, adds more oomph to the cause!

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