Shawna Michele Vezina

Photo of Shawna Michele Vezina , 19
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Shawna Michele Vezina - 19

Dawson Creek, BC - Construction
On September 14, 1993, Shawna was working as a traffic controller. While picking up signs, she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. Following Shawna’s death, the Ministry of Transportation and Highways adopted several measures designed to protect workers.
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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: