Gilbert Eduard Lima

Photo of Gilbert Eduard Lima , 25
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Gilbert Eduard Lima - 25

Zorra Township, ON - Mining
Gilbert Lima was killed in a London area quarry on July 25, 1999. The day he was killed, Gilbert was finishing the fourth day of his work cycle, four 15-hour consecutive shifts followed by four days off. Although not a part of his job, he was helping co-workers adjust the conveyor mechanism attached to a stone crusher. Without manufacturer’s instructions, they struggled to align the conveyor that was perilously perched on a tripod jack without backup support. As Gilbert went underneath the conveyor it slipped and struck him on the head killing him immediately.
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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: