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Workers' Memorial Day Ireland 2018

April 27, 2018

Workers Memorial Day Ireland takes place on 28th April 2018. Every year trade union and employer groups worldwide, as well as individual organisations, remember those who have been killed or injured in work-related accidents. In Ireland, in the 10 year period between 2008 and 2017, 501 people were killed in work-related accidents and thousands more badly injured. Last year alone 46 people were killed. Colleagues from Congress, Ibec, the Health & Safety Authority and the Construction Industry Federation will join together to mark the occasion with a programme of joint awareness raising initiatives.

To the mark the day, Collen Construction joined together on Friday 27th April for One Minute Silence at 11am. The Health and Safety team conducted presentations on all sites, driving the importance of everyday safety practices and the effects of making the wrong safety choices. Staff were also shown safety videos featuring family members of those who were fatally injured at work, hearing their own personal account of how the event impacted their lives.

Site team stand for minute's silence.


The Swedish team gather for their minute's silence and safety presentation.

On this day Collen also invited Aoibhneas Women and Children’s Refuge and The Light House homeless outreach centre to head office to present these two wonderful charities with cheques following International Women’s Day fundraising.


Pictured above: Julie Maher (Aoibhneas), Derek McCaffrey (Senior Contracts Manager, Collen Construction), Grace McCormack (Aoibhneas) and Tommy Drumm (Managing Director, Collen Construction).


Sarah Heapes (Collen Construction), Joe Murphy and Derek (The Light House) and Tommy Drumm (Managing Director, Collen Construction).