July 23, 2017

Vigil being held in memory of three farmworkers killed 3 years ago

It’s been just over six years since three farm workers were killed when an overloaded van crashed near Abbotsford.

And today, a candlelight vigil will be held in their memory.

 BC Federation Of Labour president Jim Sinclair says, a model of a monument will be unveiled by the families of the women illed, “It’s a beautiful tribute, I think when people see it, they’ll gasp really because it’s so beautiful and it’s our tribute not only to these women but to all the farm workers who toil everyday for us, and for the other farmworkers that have died in the last ten years because of the neglect and lack of safety on the fields.”

Sinclair says the monument will be erected on the shoreline of Mill Lake in Abbotsford, starting later this year.

The three woman killed were in a van that was carrying seventeen people and only had two seatbelts.

CKNW Vancouver News

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