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Workplace Safety & Insurance Board releases Day of Mourning video

The Toronto-based Workplace Safety & Insurance Board has released a video to coincide with the “Day of Mourning” initiative on April 28. The video encourages consumers to remember people who died, were injured or became ill in the workplace. The execution will run on television and social media sites, accompanied by radio advertising and a dedicated website at <>. As part of the initiative, various Ontario landmarks will be illuminated in yellow, including the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Kitchener City Hall, Guelph City Hall, Hamilton City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square.

“In 2019, 190 people in Ontario died because of work-related injuries or illness,” said Elizabeth Witmer, chair of the organization. “One hundred ninety different stories of grief, loss, and families and friends whose lives have been tragically changed forever. As the global battle against the COVID-19 pandemic takes place around us, we also acknowledge the thousands of lives it has taken around the world, and the thousands more it has touched with devastation.”

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