Kenneth Barrett

Photo of Kenneth  Barrett , 20
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Kenneth Barrett - 20

Whitby, ON - Construction
Kenny was killed on May 15, 2002 in a construction incident while working for a paving company. He had been on the job for just three weeks. He was killed when a construction vehicle reversed, running over him. Kenny’s determination to work impressed his employer. Living at home with his mother and sister, he was very eager to contribute to the family and help financially. Kenny was very well liked by everyone who knew him.
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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: