Anthony Marcel Lavigne

Photo of Anthony Marcel Lavigne , 23
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Anthony Marcel Lavigne - 23

Beaver Creek, YT - Construction
On June 27, 1996, Anthony Lavigne was fatally injured while working road construction on the Alaska Highway near Beaver Creek, Yukon. At the time of his death, he was operating a “scraper converted to a packer”, when the tire under the cab exploded directly under his seat, crushing Anthony between the seat and roof of the cab. He died instantly. Anthony is fondly remembered by family, friends and those who were privileged to work with him.
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In Canada, workplace fatalities claim roughly 1,000 lives every year. Thousands more suffer from serious injuries and illnesses. And every one of those deaths, injuries and illnesses has a devastating effect on family members, friends and co-workers. Through the LifeQuilt, families honoured 100 young workers killed in Canadian workplaces, as well as injured workers, by telling their stories. The following is a list of all young workers represented on the Quilt: