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Pause to remember on April 28

Day of Mourning

Sunday, April 28 is the National Day of Mourning in support of families affected by workplace tragedy. Please join the Municipality of Chester, the rest of Nova Scotia and Canada, and more than 100 countries worldwide, to remember those who died, were injured, or became ill at work.

In 2018, more than 24,000 Nova Scotians were injured on the job, with about 5,800 of them injured seriously enough to lose time from work. Sadly, 14 Nova Scotians died because of acute traumatic injuries on the job. Another 26 fatalities were related to occupational diseases and 14 caused by health-related issues, such as heart attacks.

With each worker tragedy, there are loved ones, family members, friends and co-workers who are directly affected, left behind, and deeply impacted – their lives forever changed. Please pause and remember all those who have suffered a workplace injury or death.

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