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Young Worker Speakers Program

Nick Perry

Nick was 19, when he got a job at a Victoria lumberyard. Six months later 42 loose sheets of lumber weighing 1,200 kilograms fell on him, leaving him an incomplete paraplegic. Today, he is able to walk, but his life is not back to normal. "All that independence that you worked so hard to gain can be taken away from you in a snap of your fingers", he warns. "Know your rights at work, because you can get hurt. Just look at what happened to me."

See Nick's story.

Length of the presentation: 45 to 60 minutes (45 minute presentation only, 60 minutes when combined with Lost Youth Video)
Recommended audience: Suitable for all ages
Geographical restrictions: None
Cost: No charge for schools and parent advisory councils
Requirements: None

Email to book the presentation.

Publication Date: Feb 1, 2015 File type: PDF (96 KB) Asset type: Information Sheet