Day of Mourning ceremony honours fallen workers

Bruce Power and its partners in labour and safety honoured workers who have been killed, injured or become ill on the job during the annual Day of Mourning ceremony on the Bruce site.

Bruce Power, members of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, the Power Workers’ Union, The Society of United Professionals, the Grey Bruce Labour Council, the Building Trades and Ontario Power Generation welcomed employees, as well as the families of those who died during construction of the Bruce nuclear site. A cairn outside Bruce Power’s Corporate Services Building memorializes these 11 fallen workers, 10 of whom were part of the construction trades.

“Every day, our Number 1 goal is to send our employees, contractors and tradespeople home in as good as shape – or better – than they arrived in the morning,” said Mike Rencheck, Bruce Power’s President and CEO.

“We do that by focusing on worker safety at all times, in everything we do. By remaining vigilant in our safety practices, our employees will go home to their families every night, and continue to coach sports teams, volunteer for local organizations, and help run the events that make our communities such wonderful places to live.”

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