On April 28, Nova Scotia joins the rest of Canada and more than 80 countries worldwide to remember those who died,
were injured or became ill at work. The Day of Mourning offers employees and employers the opportunity to publicly
renew their commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace.
In 2012, nearly 26,500 Nova Scotians were injured on the job, with almost 6,400 of them injured seriously enough to lose time from work. Sadly, there were 32 workplace fatalities in Nova Scotia last year. To date, there have already been thirteen fatalities in 2013. And this does not include the many others who died away from work due to unrecognized or undiagnosed occupational related illnesses.
This year, through the partnership of Nova Scotia Labour and Advanced Education, the Nova Scotia Federation of Labour, the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia and Threads of Life, two extraordinary families tell their powerful stories in hopes that no one else experiences the loss they endured because of a workplace tragedy.
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