Marchers honour fallen workers, Day of Mourning events recognize ‘devastating effects’ of on-the-job fatalities

Late one December evening, nearly 20 years ago, Cindy Skanderberg and her husband, Bill, got the call that is every parent’s nightmare.

It was from a doctor in Beausejour, who informed them their 19-year-old son, Michael, was dead. He had been killed on the job while working for a company replacing the lighting system in the local school.

“It wasn’t an accident. Accidents are preventable. This was no accident,” Cindy Skanderberg told a sombre crowd gathered Friday in the rotunda of the Manitoba Legislative Building to mourn those who have died from workplace illnesses and incidents in Manitoba in the past year..

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