WorkplaceNL Observes National Day of Mourning

News Release: WorkplaceNL remembers workers on National Day of Mourning

Each year, WorkplaceNL observes the National Day of Mourning to remember workers who were injured or lost their lives due to their job.

The day was officially recognized by the federal government in 1991 and since then, the Day of Mourning has spread to about 100 countries around the world. 

In 2023, 15 people lost their lives due to their work in Newfoundland and Labrador – 14 from occupational disease and one due to a fatal incident. Over the past five years, WorkplaceNL accepted 124 claims for work-related deaths.

These tragedies can have a devastating impact on families, coworkers, employers and communities. They should also call us all to action and remind us that we all need to work safely and protect ourselves, and each other, from hazards.

Download the 2024 poster

On this year’s Day of Mourning, we encourage you to keep health and safety top of mind both at work and at home. Together we can help make sure every worker returns home safely to their loved ones at the end of the day.


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