Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Deadly Boom: Rising job related deaths prompt safety calls

Roses on coffins at Bentall memorial. Photo T. Sandborn
From TheTyee.ca - Posted January 10, 2008

"Job related injuries and illnesses are killing nearly five Canadians a day, and the death toll for B.C. workers last year alone was higher than for Canadian forces in the entire Afghan mission.

"Canada can do much better," charges a
think tank study, citing a 45 per cent increase nationally in job related deaths between 1993 and 2005.

The study, issued by The Centre for the Study of Living Standards, finds accidental deaths are down but occupational illness deaths are up, making Canada the worst among developed nations at reducing workplace fatalities over the last 20 years." (read more....)

No comments: