You will notice that Dr. George Hall’s flag is at half mast today. We are recognizing the National Day of Mourning for Workers Killed or Injured while working.
The Ontario Ministry of Labour’s website notes that:
Every year on April 28 we pay our respects to, and remember, the thousands of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness as a result of work-related incidents.
We also honour the many families and friends who have been deeply affected by these tragedies.
Every worker has the right to return home safe and sound at the end of each work day.
By working together – with employers, workers and our health and safety partners – we can prevent worker injuries and deaths before they occur.