- Our Town
Remembering workers killed on the job
Brenda Gorner speaks to the importance of workplace safety before a solemn crowd gathered at Marine Park Monday morning to recognize the national Day of Mourning, a day to honour those who have lost their lives in work-related incidents or from occupational diseases. In August 2013, Brenda’s son, Shane, lost his life in an industrial accident at Dinoflex. Accompanied by her husband Lorne, Dinoflex CEO Mark Bunz, and other guest speakers, Brenda announced the Shane Gorner Memorial Endowment Fund will support Grade 12 students at Salmon Arm Secondary. In 2013, there were 128 work-related deaths in B.C. Six of those deaths were workers aged 24 and under.