Each year in Australia around 200 fatalities occur due to workplace incidents (4 fatalities per week).
This day is a time to remember those workers who have been killed at or because of their work, and to celebrate the fight for greater safety to protect workers everywhere.
Every year on 28th April, Unions NSW and Safework NSW hold services to honour and remember those who lost their life at work. At the services, families are invited to add “memory cards” and flowers to the Memory Lines sculpture in honour of their loved ones.
Safework link for more details about this day: http://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/news/event/international-day-of-mourning.
Please also see the link below, a video with subtitles about Jason Garrels aged 20, his family and his preventable death in the workplace.