HEU offers condolences in tragic deaths of two CUPE members

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HEU President Fred Muzin today extended condolences to the members of CUPE 873, and the family and friends of two paramedics, who were killed this week while coming to the aid of two men who also died at a decommissioned mine in Kimberley, BC.

Shawn Currier and Kim Weitzel were members of CUPE 873 – Ambulance Paramedics of BC.

“On behalf of all HEU members I would like to express our profound sadness over these tragic deaths. This past Wednesday, Brother Currier and Sister Weitzel gave their lives while coming to the aid of two fallen men,” says Muzin.

“It is a sad and sobering reminder of the daily risks that health care workers face on the job.”

Muzin says paramedics are on public health care’s front lines, providing critical emergency care to more than 1,400 women and men every day.