Kelly Kaler

Photo of Kelly  Kaler , 19
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Kelly Kaler - 19

Vancouver, BC - Retail
Kelly was murdered while working alone at night in a store, on March 12, 1997. She was closing the store when an intruder broke in, robbed the store and murdered her. There was a button to press in case of emergency, but the killer prevented her from reaching it. Kelly had been on the job for only four months. Following her murder, additional emergency buttons were installed.
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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: