More deaths than ever to mourn

More than 950 workers killed on the job last year
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/28/2004

For the sixth straight year, Canada’s workplace death toll has increased. On April 28, the National Day of Mourning, services and ceremonies across the country were held to mark the tragedies.

In 2003, 953 workers were killed on the job, up from 934 in 2002, according to the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada.

The rising death toll comes despite a number of campaigns from governments, unions and workers’ compensation boards to reduce the number of work-related fatalities.