Today, Bruce Power joined its labour partners in honouring fallen workers from across Ontario and Canada, on 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 across industry.
“The Day of Mourning is an important event here on the Bruce site,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s Chief Executive Officer. “Every day, we come to work with one goal – to have every employee and contractor on our site go home to their families in as good as shape or better than when they arrived.”
Safety First is Bruce Power’s Number 1 value, and the company goes to great lengths to ensure its employees and contractors are properly trained, aware of any workplace hazards and have adequate oversight when completing tasks.
“By attending Day of Mourning ceremonies, we remember Ontario’s fallen workers and vow to do all within our power to learn lessons that will save lives in the future,” Hawthorne said.
About Bruce Power
Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 per cent of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among Borealis Infrastructure Trust Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.
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