Clarence Melby Ward

Photo of Clarence Melby Ward , 23
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Clarence Melby Ward - 23

Shell Camp Lake, NS - Forestry
Clarence was working in the logging industry. On August 30, 1995, he was cutting a tree while his father piled. As he cut the tree, a rotten piece of it snapped and pinned him by the chest. The crew working with him was able to lift the tree away from Clarence and make him as comfortable as possible while awaiting help, but Clarence died about 40 minutes later.
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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: