Kamloops will be part of the National Day of Mourning later this month to remember those workers who died on the job.
Addressing city council, the President of the Kamloops Labour Council, Barb Nederpel talked about the impact.
“Last year in Kamloops, brother Jim Macleod, a 37 year veteran worker and Unifor member at Domtar was killed on the job in a crane accident that also injured another worker. In B.C last year 158 worker fatality claims were accepted by the workers compensation board.”
In 2017, 198 B.C. workers lost their lives to workplace injury or disease.
The ceremony takes place on April 28th.