Michael R. Eddy

Photo of Michael R. Eddy , 22
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Michael R. Eddy - 22

Fort St. John, BC - Construction
On September 8, 1991, Michael was working on a scaffold on the Peace River bridge, when the chain holding the scaffold came loose, causing it to fall. Michael had no harness and fell approximately 30 metres to his death. It was his sixth day on the job.
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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: