On April 28, 2016 the Day of Mourning remembrance was introduced for the first time to more than 100 high schools across BC. WorkSafeBC supported this remembrance with a variety of resources – including a new 8 minute video called The Matthew Bowcott Story.
Matthew was just 19 when he was badly injured in a restaurant kitchen. The video is a true story about a young worker’s injury and his road to recovery. It contains some graphic images.
Matthew’s personal story is a testament to every worker’s right to know the hazards, to speak up about safety concerns, and to refuse unsafe work.
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