David Ellis

Photo of David  Ellis , 18
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

David Ellis - 18

Oakville, ON - Manufacturing
David played drums in a rock band. He also liked to play baseball. He enjoyed working with the underprivileged. He was a great brother for his two younger sisters and younger brother. He was a wonderful son to his parents. He had just finished high school and was planning to go to university in the fall. On his second day of work at a temporary position in a bakery, David was killed on the job. He was pulled into an industrial dough mixer. He was eighteen.
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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: