Media Advisory - WSIB Remembers Victims of Workplace Tragedy on National Day of Mourning



    TORONTO, April 25 /CNW/ - On April 27, the Workplace Safety and Insurance
Board (WSIB) will hold a remembrance ceremony to mark the Day of Mourning. The
ceremony will honour the 101 Ontario workers who died in 2006 due to traumatic
injuries, and the many more who lost their lives, were injured or became
severely ill, due to a workplace incident.

    
    When:        Friday, April 27, 2007 at 10:20 a.m.

    Where:       Simcoe Park
                 200 Front Street West (in between Simcoe Place and
                 CBC building)
                 Toronto, ON

    Who:         Hon. Steven W. Mahoney, Chair of the WSIB
                 Jim Sandford Sr., Father of worker killed on-the-job in
                 2005, Threads of Life

    Photo-Op:    Steve Mahoney and two young children will lay a wreath at
                 the WSIB workers memorial statue in honour of fallen workers
    

    April 28th marks the national Day of Mourning and is observed to
commemorate those killed or hurt by workplace injuries or disease. Declared by
the Canadian Labour Congress in 1984, the Day is traditionally observed by
holding candle-lighting ceremonies, flying flags at half-mast, wearing black
ribbons and armbands, and pausing for a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

    Ontario's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) plays a key role in
the province's occupational health and safety system. The WSIB administers
no-fault workplace insurance for employers and their workers and is committed
to the prevention of workplace injuries and illnesses. The WSIB provides
disability benefits, monitors the quality of healthcare, and assists in early
and safe return to work for workers who are injured on the job or contract an
occupational disease.





For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview with Mr. Mahoney,
please contact: Christine Arnott, WSIB Media Relations, (416) 344-4202,
christine_arnott@wsib.on.ca


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