Flags at all Cochrane administrative buildings are at half mast today for the National Day of Mourning.

April 28 is dedicated to remembering those who have lost their lives or suffered injury or illness as a result of work-related incidents.

In 2022, 161 people lost their lives to workplace injury or illness in Alberta. 

"In 2012, Cochrane experienced one of these tragic losses when one of our own, Tim Bannister, lost his life in a workplace incident. In 1990, Cochrane Fire Services member, Marilyn Skene, tragically lost her life in a workplace incident." said the town of Cochrane in a statement posted to its Facebook page on Friday. 

"Please take some time today to pause, reflect and remember those who have died, were injured or became ill from their job. Reflect on a personal commitment to improve health and safety in the workplace. Remember those we have lost."