Bruce Power, its unions and contractors honoured fallen and injured workers yesterday to mark the Day of Mourning.
Representatives of Bruce Power, Saugeen Ojibway Nation, the Grey Bruce Labour Council, the Power Workers’ Union, The Society of Energy Professionals, the Building Trades and Ontario Power Generation spoke of the importance of honouring those workers who die, are injured or become ill on the job, as well as the need to maintain our focus on safety and training to prevent further victims.
“It is important we recognize the Day of Mourning on our site,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO. “Every day, our goal is to send each employee home to their families as healthy – or healthier – than they arrived. This takes intense focus and commitment to our Number 1 value of Safety First.”
Although marked nationally on April 28, the on-site ceremony was held Thursday to match the schedules of union employees. Of the 11 workers who died during construction of the Bruce site, 10 were part of the construction trades.
“A memorial cairn outside the Bruce Power Corporate Services Building honours these fallen workers every day, while also serving as a constant reminder of the importance of living the principles of Safety First,” Rencheck added.
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