On May 9, 1992, twenty-six men working at the Westray Coal Mine in Plymouth, Nova Scotia were killed by a major explosion.
It was one of the deadliest mining disasters in Canadian history. A public inquiry found it could have been avoided. After years of lobbying by Canada’s United Steelworkers, changes were made to the criminal code in the name of Westray.
Now we need to make sure the law is enforced.
When a worker is killed as a result of employer negligence, it’s a crime. Not an accident.
Send an email demanding that all levels of government take the necessary steps to ensure enforcement of the Westray Law.