workplace death

In 2021, 6,532 workers reported a mental disorder claim to WorkSafeBC, a 60 per cent increase from 2017. Of them, about 37 per cent were accepted. (Credit: Pixabay)

The growing toll of job injuries you can’t see in B.C.

Workers are increasingly reporting mental health challenges and the struggle to have them recognized

  • Dec 28, 2022

 

WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)

Man who suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries in Chilliwack workplace accident awarded $15.5 million

‘Every aspect of Mr. Alvarado’s daily life has been adversely impacted by his injuries,’ judge said

 

Alyssa Grocutt poses with pictures of her father Kevin who died when she was 11 years old while working at Suncor Energy Inc., in Kingston, Ont., on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Recent Suncor fatalities ‘devastating’ for survivors of other workplace tragedies

About 945 people die in Canada each year from workplace injuries or illnesses

 

Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

  • Apr 28, 2022
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
All are welcome to attend Local 480’s Day of Mourning ceremony being held at 4 p.m. today at the Workers Memorial Monument, which is by the Centennial Family Monument, across the street from the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey

Day of Mourning ceremony returns to Trail on Thursday

April 28 is the International Day of Mourning

All are welcome to attend Local 480’s Day of Mourning ceremony being held at 4 p.m. today at the Workers Memorial Monument, which is by the Centennial Family Monument, across the street from the Trail Memorial Centre. Photo: Jim Bailey
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161 deaths: B.C. remembers those lost to workplace injuries, disease in 2021

April 28 is the International Day of Mourning

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Major J. Gordon Titsworth of the Trail Pipe Band warming up for Robbie Burns/Tartan Day, April 2019. (Sheri Regnier photo)

Pause to remember lives lost in the workplace

Letter to the Editor from J. Gordon Titsworth

  • Apr 27, 2020
Major J. Gordon Titsworth of the Trail Pipe Band warming up for Robbie Burns/Tartan Day, April 2019. (Sheri Regnier photo)