Queenslanders who’ve lost their lives due to workplace injuries or illness will be honoured with 2 new memorials, according to Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace.
Grace announced the memorials on Workers’ Memorial Day, one to be established online and another permanent memorial to be constructed in the Roma Street Forum.
Ms Grace said the memorials prove the Palaszczuk Government commitment to creating and supporting safe workplaces.
Not only are we remembering the people who’ve lost their lives in workplace incidents, but also their family members and friends.
Ms Grace said the new permanent memorial will increase public recognition of the tragic circumstances surrounding workplace fatalities.
The public memorial will be completed in 2019 and the honour roll will include the names of workers who died as a result of work related incidents or illness in the state of Queensland.
The memorial will also include personal stories and tributes by people who’ve lost loved ones to workplace injury and illness.
Registration for the online memorial is completely voluntary, Ms Grace said.
Last year alone, 22 people lost their lives on Queensland worksites. Read more at http://content.safetyculture.com.au/