The United Steelworkers District 3 held their Health, Safety and Environment Conference in Winnipeg in November. And the opening address came from our retired First Vice President Brian Croy. Brian was in the Lakelands Mill the night of the explosion and fire that killed two workers and injured 22 more. His accounting of what took place that night brought the conference to absolute silence as he went through the events of that night and the horror that he and others experienced, that stays with them to this day.
Brother Croy was awarded the IWA Abel Award at the conference for his ability to remain focused on helping those injured and transporting them directly to the hospital that night his life saving actions were exemplary considering the events of that night. We all are thankful to Brother Croy and being awarded the Abel Award for Valor is a just way to show that appreciation.