Matthew McDougall

Photo of Matthew  McDougall , 18
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Matthew McDougall - 18

Lanark, ON - Forestry
An avid outdoorsman, Matthew died on June 3, 1998, as a result of severe head injuries after being struck by a falling tree. A Grade 12 student, he had been working for a logging company as part of a co-op job placement. Matthew had been wearing a safety helmet at the time of the accident. Described as an “excellent young man”, Matthew had dreams of a career in forestry management and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing.
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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: