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April 28, 2010

Motley Rice recognizes Canada's National Day of Mourning

In recognition of the thousands of Canadian workers who have been killed, injured or suffered illness due to workplace-related hazards, Motley Rice honors Canada's National Day of Mourning, also known as Workers' Memorial Day, and its mission to both commemorate those who have been hurt or lost their lives on the job and advocate for stricter health and safety standards in the workplace.

1n 1984, Workers' Memorial Day was declared by the Canadian Union of Public Employees and named an annual day of remembrance on April 28, 1985 by the Canadian Labour Congress. Eight years later, the National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, was officially recognized by the federal government and has since spread to approximately 80 countries around the world as a day to pay tribute to the thousands who have lost their lives or are living with the effects of a workplace-related injury or illness.

Motley Rice attorneys have a long history of fighting for the rights of workers and loved ones who have experienced serious injury or suffered the death of a family member due to unsafe working conditions, and we continue to support international efforts to promote greater safety awareness, improved rights and protections for workers and heightened public advocacy. In support of the National Day of Mourning's mission to help "strengthen the resolve to establish safe conditions in the workplace for all," we encourage you to join us for a moment of silence on this important day of remembrance.

Read more about how Motley Rice attorneys advocate for the improved health and welfare of consumers, fight against manufacturers of defective or dangerous consumer products and work to promote changes in safety standards.