Joel Nisbet

Photo of Joel  Nisbet , 22
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Joel Nisbet - 22

Richmond, BC - Construction
On September 6, 2001, Joel was working as part of a three-man team on a milling machine – a piece of equipment that rips up pavement prior to repaving. At the time of the incident, he was one of two men walking beside the machine, making sure it remained in line. Joel’s foot was caught under the rollers of the large tank-like machine, which caused him to fall and be run over by the machine.
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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: