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VIDEO: Day of Mourning 2014

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On April 28, safety officials, labor organizations, government and businesses all recognize the importance of worker safety by honouring those who have fallen during a Day of Mourning.

On April 28, safety officials, labor organizations, government and businesses all recognize the importance of worker safety by honouring those who have fallen during a Day of Mourning.

Ceremonies take place across British Columbia and the rest of Canada to commemorate those workers, as well as those who have been injured while working.

BC Building Trades president Tom Sigurdson spoke to the Journal of Commerce at the ceremony held in downtown Vancouver by an Olympic torch lit to mark the occasion.

Sigurdson discussed the importance of training as well as the fact that almost all workplace accidents are preventable. He added that workplace diseases brought on by conditions such as exposure to asbestos continue to claim victims, and that a tragedy of that magnitude cannot be allowed to occur again.

JOC DIGITAL MEDIA

by Journal Of Commerce

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