Gregory Shoesmith-McMorland

Photo of Gregory  Shoesmith-McMorland , 22
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Gregory Shoesmith-McMorland - 22

Barriere, BC - Forestry
After high school, Greg worked in the logging industry. On June 28, 1993, the skidder Greg was driving dropped off a steep incline, causing brain damage which led to his death five months later. It was a doubly tragic accident in that Greg was nearing the time he would be leaving the bush to go back to school. “Greg had a deep and abiding love for the outdoors and drew his spiritual strength from the natural world around him. He liked people and people liked him. He believed in working hard, admired and respected the people he worked with and knew their admiration and respect in return.”
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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: