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“Today is about committing to each other so we all come home at the end of the day.”
Gaehring was also joined by WorkSafeBC senior regional officer Budd Philips. After speeches by the two men, two wreaths were laid, and the group held a moment of silence.
The ceremony hit close to home for many at the park, as two workers lost their lives earlier this week from the explosion at Lakeland Mill in Prince George.
In Canada, over 1,000 workers lost their lives last year, including 142 from B.C. and 6 from the Peace area. Of those 142 deaths, 71 were from accidents, and 71 were from exposure, a number that’s rising.
The message everyone was left with: “Today should not be the day another worker dies at work.”
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