TNDC Team Marks Day of Mourning and Pledges Commitment to Safety

Every workplace injury, accident and near miss is one too many and a workplace death is a statistic no company wants. Every injury, disease or death is preventable, and serves as a powerful reminder that employers and employees have a vital responsibility to ensure our workplaces are healthy and safe. That is the motivation behind Day of Mourning, a national day held annually on April 28 to remember those who have lost their lives from traumatic injury on the job or to workplace injury or illness.

Sobering statistics

Since 2018, B.C. workplace injuries and illnesses have been steadily climbing. In 2021 alone, there were 161 work-related deaths. In 2022, the figure rose to 181 workers who died from a workplace injury or disease. With each worker tragedy there are loved ones, family members, friends and co-workers left behind who are directly affected and deeply impacted, with lives forever changed.

Safety mindset

The health and safety of employees and everyone we work with is TNDC’s highest priority, and is a responsibility shared by every member of the TNDC team.  Safety is a continuous journey that requires all employees to embrace a SAFETY FIRST, SAFETY ALWAYS mindset to ensure everyone we work goes home safe every day.

Safety Commitment

To mark this solemn day, the TNDC team is holding a moment of silence to remember those who have lost their lives to workplace injuries and illness. They are also pledging their commitment to safety to prevent workplace tragedies.


About Day of Mourning

The Canadian Labour Congress was the first organization in the world to recognize the Day of Mourning in 1984. In 1991, Canadian Parliament passed the Workers Mourning Day Act, making April 28 an official Day of Mourning. Today it has spread to more than 100 countries around the world. In Canada, the Canadian flag on Parliament Hill is flown at half-mast. The day is observed in various ways – wearing ribbons, lighting candles, attending ceremonies and observing moments of silence. Visit to learn more.


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