workplace death

A truck carries a cargo container at the Port of Vancouver Centerm container terminal as others are stacked under gantry cranes, in Vancouver, on Friday, October 14, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Investigator finds 6 safety issues at B.C. shipping container port after worker’s death

Maintenance worker Dan Alder died while atop a 56-metre crane at Deltaport in December

  • Jan 29, 2023

 

In 2021, 6,532 workers reported a mental disorder claim to WorkSafeBC, a 60 per cent increase from 2017. Of them, about 37 per cent were accepted. (Credit: Pixabay)

The growing toll of job injuries you can’t see in B.C.

Workers are increasingly reporting mental health challenges and the struggle to have them recognized

  • Dec 28, 2022

 

WorkSafeBC found that a manufacturing defect was responsible for a concrete pumper truck suddenly collapsing on two workers, one of whom was killed, on a Garrison Crossing construction site on March 11, 2016. (Paul J. Henderson file/Chilliwack Progress file)

Man who suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries in Chilliwack workplace accident awarded $15.5 million

‘Every aspect of Mr. Alvarado’s daily life has been adversely impacted by his injuries,’ judge said

 

Alyssa Grocutt poses with pictures of her father Kevin who died when she was 11 years old while working at Suncor Energy Inc., in Kingston, Ont., on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

Recent Suncor fatalities ‘devastating’ for survivors of other workplace tragedies

About 945 people die in Canada each year from workplace injuries or illnesses

Alyssa Grocutt poses with pictures of her father Kevin who died when she was 11 years old while working at Suncor Energy Inc., in Kingston, Ont., on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg
Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)

Mom of man killed in Kelowna crane collapse speaks out on workplace Day of Mourning

161 work related deaths were reported in B.C. in 2021

Danielle Pritchett was supported by friends and family as she spoke in Kelowna’s Ben Lee Park on April 28, 2022 about her son Cailen Vilness, a victim of the July 2021 Kelowna crane collapse (Brittany Webster)
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161 deaths: B.C. remembers those lost to workplace injuries, disease in 2021

April 28 is the International Day of Mourning

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