Frank Olson

Photo of Frank  Olson , 20
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Frank Olson - 20

Van Anda, BC - Forestry
Frank worked as a faller in the logging industry. On May 23, 1963, some logs that had been loaded on a truck shifted and one rolled onto Frank, killing him. Co-workers had seen the logs shifting and yelled at him to move, but noise prevented Frank from hearing their warnings.
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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: