April 28, 2014 3:05 pm

128 people died on the job last year in B.C.

Procession honouring workers killed on the job in B.C.

Tanya Beja / Global News

VANCOUVER – Today, April 28, marks the annual Day of Mourning, which is a chance to honour workers killed or hurt while on the job.

In Vancouver a ceremony was held at Jack Poole Plaza to remember the 128 people who died while working last year in B.C.

Another 62,000 were injured or became ill while working.

In addition to honouring workers, the Day of Mourning also functions as a Day of Advocacy to make workplaces more safe. The BC Federation of Labour is calling for jail time for employers, if their negligence causes the death of a worker.

 

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