Watch the “Casket” PSA

Since 2000, there have been 20,000 Workplace Fatalities in Canada – Watch the “Casket” PSA

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One workplace fatality is one too many…20,000 deaths since 2000 is unacceptable

In honour of the 20th anniversary of Const. John Petropoulos’ death on Sept 29th, 2020, the JPMF is launching our latest public service announcement (our 9th) entitled “Casket.” This powerful PSA was produced by Mathieu Martel of Moving Mountains.

Since John fell to his death at an unsafe workplace in 2000, more than 20,000 Canadians have died as a result of their work – either due to injury or occupational illness.

To raise awareness about this staggering statistic, the 30-second “Casket” PSA (animated) visually shows just how high a tower of 20,000 caskets would be, if stacked on top of one another: 40,000 feet. Each casket represents a human life lost – a real person, not just a number.

Is this the legacy we want to be building for workers – and their loved ones – in Canada?

Please click here to view the new “Casket” PSA.

To learn more about how to make your workplace & the roads safer for all workers, please view our safety videos and check out our safety tips

Thank you & stay safe.

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About the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund

The JPMF was started shortly after the death of Calgary Police Constable John Petropoulos on Sept 29th, 2000. John was investigating a break and enter complaint when he stepped through a false ceiling, fell nine feet into the lunchroom below and died of a brain injury. There was no safety railing to warn him of the danger; the complaint turned out to be a false alarm.

John was 32.

The JPMF is a registered Canadian charity that raises public awareness about workplace safety issues and educates people about why & how to ensure their workplaces and the roads are safer for everyone, including emergency responders. For further information, please visit  

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