In 1992, twenty-six workers died in the Nova Scotia Westray mine disaster, where an underground methane explosion occurred. This disaster gave rise to the Westray bill, which amended the Criminal Code of Canada, holding employers criminally liable who failed to protect the safety of their workers.
April 28th, is a day to remember all the workers who have been injured or killed at work. It is important that Canadians send a strong message to their political representatives that workplace deaths and injuries are inexcusable. It is time employers see the consequences of their neglect of workplace safety.