Brent Wade

Photo of Brent  Wade , 22
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Brent Wade - 22

Acton, ON - Transportation
Brent was working for a company, driving a dump truck. On November 9, 1999, Brent came out of a gravel pit and was going up a hill, with the truck fully loaded. He did not see the train at the top of the grade. There were no bars in place at the time. There was brush to his right which obstructed his view. Brett would not have heard the whistle because he would have been gearing down. One second of not seeing the danger took his life. There should be BARS across railing crossings on highways. On September 28, 2000, three teenage boys were killed at this same crossing. Now there are bars… Brent was a kind, fun, loving and lovable son, brother, grandson and friend. He enjoyed fixing things, wheeling and dealing in cars, snowmobiles and trucks and using his mechanical training. Brent also enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling and racing, and socializing with family and friends. He was known for his smile (1000 watt smile). Brent is sadly missed. Many happy times will be cherished forever.
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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: