Neil Enright

Photo of Neil  Enright , 22
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Neil Enright - 22

, - Mining
In November, 1988, Neil Enright, a skilled computer technician, was asked to check a suspected faulty bearing in a plant conveyer at a gravel pit. He was caught up in the mechanism and died instantly. Neil dreamed of becoming a fire-fighter, like his Dad. His death led to substantial changes in safety regulations governing mining sites. He was 22.
<< Previous story Next story >>

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: