Sunday, June 27, 2010

B.C.'s injuries on the job: 15,000 lost years since 2007

read full article by Stephen Hume, VancouverSun
"Statistics Canada compiles injury reports from provincial agencies. Work-SafeBC records reported job-related injuries for this province.

Their records show that since statistics on workplace injuries began to be collected in 1928, the casualty count for B.C. workers on the job exceeds the total number of Canadian military and civilian casualties in every war we've ever fought by a ratio of more than 14 to one.

In B.C. alone, more than five million on-the-job injuries have been reported, more than two million of them over the past decade.

Since 2002, Canada has lost almost 150 soldiers in Afghanistan. In the same period, B.C. has lost 1,506 workers killed on the job."

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