Kelly Newton

Photo of Kelly  Newton , 22
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Kelly Newton - 22

Nanaimo, BC - Forestry
Kelly had been working part time for less than three weeks when he died. On October 31, 1995, he was crushed when some logs moved on a skidder. He had not been trained and was working without supervision. “Proper training would have prevented this needless accident. Kelly enjoyed life to the fullest. His ready smile and sense of humour will always be missed by his friends and family. A young, vital life wasted. All we can hope for is that someone will learn by our loss… Kelly, keep howling at the moon.”
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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: