In 2022, 69 people lost their lives in an accident at work and 147 others died as a result of an occupational disease, for a total of 216 work-related deaths, 9 more than in 2021 and 43 more than in 2020.
In addition, 161,962 occupational injuries were recorded: 12,150 occupational diseases and 149,812 accidents at work.
These data were published on Friday April 28 by the Commission for Standards, Equity, Health and Safety at Work (CNESST) on the Day of Mourning.
“Occupational injuries do not only affect the victims, recalls the Commission in a press release. They also affect their relatives, their colleagues and their employer. »
To mark the Day of Mourning, the CNESST will broadcast an advertising message on television and on social networks. The flags of Québec at the National Assembly and at the head office of the Commission will also be lowered to half-mast. This event is celebrated in many countries around the world in memory of the victims of work accidents.
More details to come.