Jared Dietrich

Photo of Jared  Dietrich , 19
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Jared Dietrich - 19

Tilbury, ON - Manufacturing
Jared Dietrich had just got a full-time job which would enable him to return to school that fall. In January 1999, he was caught on a conveyer belt in a plastics factory and pulled into a machine that was not adequately guarded. It was his second day on the job. He was alone in the plant when he died. Jared was 19 years old.
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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: