Monday, April 28, 2008

Work kills more people every year than war

We rightly remember those who have given their lives in wars. But every year more people die at work than die in wars. It's less well-known that we remember these deaths on a special day too - those who died simply trying to earn a living. Today - 28 April - is Worker's Memorial Day.

One worker dies every 15 seconds - that's 6,000 a day, 2 million a year. The memorial, which began in Canada in 1989 and is now international, has the slogan: Remember the dead - Fight for the living. This is exactly what the MHF will be doing when it marks Men's Health Week this year under the banner of Men and Work. You can find out more and register your organisation for the week here.

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