B.C. takes action on workplace safety in wake of shooting

Government implementing numerous recommendations to improve safety for employees following double-murder suicide at a Kamloops office last year
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 09/17/2003

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ritish Columbia is taking steps to improve workplace safety for its employees in the wake of last year’s shooting at a provincial office that left three men, including the shooter, dead.

On Oct. 15, 2002, Dick Anderson walked into the Land, Water and Air Protection office in Kamloops and opened fire with a handgun, just hours after being fired from his job. He shot and killed Dave Mardon and Jim McCracken before turning the gun on himself. Mardon was a union steward with the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and McCracken was Anderson’s supervisor.