Pics: World Day for Safety & Honouring the Dead

April 28, 2010

A ceremony was held this afternoon [Apr 28] to recognize the World Day for Safety and Health and the International Commemoration Day for the Dead and Injured Worker. The ceremony recognized and remembered persons who have died in industrial accidents in Bermuda, as well as promoted safe work practices.

Minister of Health Walter Roban spoke:
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President of the Construction Association of Bermuda Andrew ‘Andy’ Pereira also spoke. Mr Pereira is a Joint Managing Director of D&J Construction and has worked in the industry since 1980.
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George Scott spoke on behalf of the Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU]:
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Martin Law, the Executive Director of the Bermuda Employers Council:
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Representatives of various organizations
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Yellow ribbons were passed out along with programs, and everyone joined in at the end of the ceremony in a rendition of the well know song “We are the world’.

Bermuda has been observing the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers since 2003. The day is observed in more than 37 countries.

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