Gary A. Bass

Photo of Gary A. Bass , 20
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Gary A. Bass - 20

Sudbury, ON - Mining
Gary died after falling 100 feet while working in an underground mine on April 9, 1969. Police were not notified until the following day, hampering investigation efforts. An inquest into Gary’s death found that the hole through which he fell was not properly guarded. The inquest also recommended that work should cease, the police should be called immediately and a proper investigation should take place following a workplace incident.
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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: