Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour (NLFL) President Mary Shortall expresses her deepest condolences to the family and friends of CJ Curtis of Trepassey who died after falling 20 feet to a concrete floor. Shortall is also demanding the NL Government take action to reduce workplace injuries and illness. “Workplace accidents are preventable “says Shortall, “It is time the government took action. We need full enforcement of the law and tougher penalties, including criminal investigations when these needless fatalities occur. Employers are ultimately responsible to ensure the health and safety of their workplaces. When that does not happen, employers need to be held accountable for workplace death and injury.” You can read the full release here.