Accidents don’t just happen to other people. They can happen to you, or to someone you care about. These videos feature interviews with actual workplace accident victims, including the parents of two victims who aren’t around to tell their stories. Watch, listen and learn.
Safety in Schools
Why do we do what we do? Because we care. And because we believe the best place to implement change in terms of promoting ‘safety first’ work cultures is with today’s students – tomorrow’s workers.
Real People, Real Life
Nothing hits home quite like listening to someone who’s lost a limb or, worse, a loved one, in a workplace accident. As you watch these videos consider not just the impact on the accident victim, but on their family, friends and co-workers – and the fact that most were preventable.
• Fred Broughton: A Father’s Story (small graphic link to Fred Boughton video)
You shouldn’t have to bury your child, but Fred and Eva Broughton did just that after their son Bruce died from a fatal fall while on the job.
• Daniel Shoemaker: Chairman of the Board (small graphic image link to Daniel’s video)
Daniel Shoemaker went from losing an arm at the top of an oil rig to becoming a champion snowboarder and surfer, to CEO of his own company: Adaptive Lifestyle Solutions.
• Nicole Sereda: Just a little favour (small graphic image link to Nicole’s video)
What was supposed to be just a quick favour turned into severe injuries, multiple surgeries and a lifetime of pain for Nicole Sereda after being crushed by a heavy load that wasn’t secured properly.
• Candace Carnahan: Watch your step (small graphic image link to Candace’s video)
One misstep. One second of inattention. That’s all it took for Candace Carnahan to put her foot in the wrong place, resulting in the loss of her left leg below the knee to an unguarded conveyor belt.
• Julie Hamilton: A Mother’s Story (small graphic link to Julie’s video)
Tim Hamilton was working to save money for college, but he never got the chance after a metal pole on the party tent he was raising contacted a high voltage power line. It didn’t have to happen.
• Dan Plexman: Starting Over (small graphic link to Dan’s video)
After suffering third-degree electrical burns to 70% of his body, Dan has re-learned how to perform many everyday tasks – but the physical and emotional scars remain.
• Adele Tait: Alberta OHS Investigator (do we have this clip? If so, small graphic link to Adele’s video)
Adele Tait has seen more than her fair share of workplace accidents. As an investigator for Alberta Occupational Health and Safety, she knows all too well the impact they have … and the fact many, if not most, could have been avoided.
• Christian Labour Association of Canada: Before Day’s End
Every day, someone gets THE phone call. There’s been an accident on the job. Someone you care for has been hurt, maybe worse. This video from CLAC advocates for the support both victims AND their loved ones need.