Chris Priestman

Photo of Chris  Priestman , 23
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Chris Priestman - 23

Cambridge, ON - Mining
Chris worked as a quality control technician. On August 8, 2001, while collecting samples at the company, the gravel pit caved in on Chris, killing him and another worker.
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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: