In March 2008 Kyle Hickey was killed in an explosion at the O’Regan’s Collision Centre on Wyse Road, in Dartmouth. Kyle was just 22 years old.
“Everyone who goes to work should come home at the end of the day.” Kyle’s mother.
Two years later the company was fined $38,750 for failing to take reasonable precautions to prevent the explosion. The Crown had asked for a $150,000 fine.
The barrel filled with chemicals that exploded was not properly labelled and the company acknowledged it had not provided Hickey with adequate safety training.
This video shows the real cost, the cost in deep human suffering, that Kyle’s death caused among the people who loved him, his mother, his father, his brother, his friends.
The video tells one among many such Nova Scotia stories about workplace deaths and injuries. It can be found on this website, specially created to highlight this year’s Day of Mourning.
The Day of Mourning is held on April 28 to remember those who died, were injured or became ill at work.
Ceremonies will be held at Halifax, Sydney, Lunenburg, Port Hawkesbury, Kentville and Yarmouth.
Mourn for the dead. Fight for the living, now more than ever.