Neville Joseph Martin

Photo of Neville Joseph Martin , 23
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Neville Joseph Martin - 23

Saint John, NB - Construction
On October 20, 1967, Neville fell twenty-three feet from some scaffolding while working on the construction of the Harbour Bridge in Saint John that opened in 1967 as a centennial project. He had no safety harness. Subsequently, a coroner’s jury recommended the use of railings. Neville was the eldest of eleven children. He was discharged from the army in 1965 and had spent 4 years in Germany. Neville had been married five months.
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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: