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Ceremony Being Held In Waterways To Mark National Day of Mourning

Fort McMurray, AB, Canada / MIX 103.7
Ceremony Being Held In Waterways To Mark National Day of Mourning

Communities across the nation are remembering those who lost their lives in workplace accidents.

Today is National Day of Mourning. It’s a day of remembering those who’ve lost their lives or suffered from an injury or illness due to workplace related tragedies.

Last year in Alberta, 144 men and woman lost their lives to a work-related injury or illness.

Shelley Buckshaw of the Wood Buffalo Safety Committee tells Mix News the day is also a chance for all involved to renew that commitment to prevention of life-altering workplace occupational injuries or illness.

“One particular day, just to remind us what we are doing and we can reflect on some of the good things that we’ve done or seen, continue to rededicate ourselves to moving forward – what we want to do to help prevent workplace injuries and illnesses and just remember people that did give the ultimate sacrifice.”

Fort McMurray’s National Day of Mourning ceremony takes place at Howard Pew Park in Waterways at 10:45 a.m., Friday.

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