Alberta Labour Groups Mark Day Of Mourning

The provincial government says in 2007, workplace related deaths rose 24 per cent in Alberta to 154 - the highest number in the last decade.
On Monday, labour groups are gathering to honour those who died in International Day of Mourning ceremonies.

The main one in Calgary is at City Hall at noon. A "death march" begins at 3rd Street and 6th Avenue southeast at 11:45 a.m. - followed by a memorial wreath laying service at noon at city hall.

Alberta Federation of Labour's Gil McGowan says it's a very somber day for workers all over the world.

McGowan says last week alone five people died in work-related fatalities in Alberta - one of those in Calgary.

A father of six was killed at a southeast warehouse when a bunch of pallets toppled onto him.

CHQR Newsroom, Mon Apr 28 2008

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