Remembering young workers turned victims

The stories behind the statistics
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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/13/2003

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new memorial to the thousands of young Canadian men and women who have been killed or injured on the job was unveiled at the annual Industrial Accident Prevention Association (IAPA) conference in Toronto last month.

“There are some compelling statistics behind the creation of the Canadian LifeQuilt,” said Maureen Shaw, IAPA president and CEO. “Each year, over 60,000 young workers are injured seriously enough to require time off work. Over the last two years, nearly 100 young workers have been fatally injured as a result of hazardous working conditions,” she said.