The National Workers Memorial is dedicated to those who have suffered as a result of workplace tragedy, injury or death. On average, 450 people are killed and 7,000 injured each year due to work related incidents and disease.
Extensive consultation was undertaken with a multitude of stakeholders throughout the design process. The central theme that emerged was that of the ‘ripple effect’ – a simple but profoundly moving concept that is integral to the experience and commemorative purpose of the memorial.
The Memorial is a place for people who are united by an understanding of the value and risks of work, and the how the ripples of these risks, as the play out in our everyday lives, are felt across our country.