Ronald Slack

Photo of Ronald  Slack , 24
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Ronald Slack - 24

Springhill, NS - Manufacturing
On September 10, 1970 at about 3:00 a.m., Ronald was cleaning a card machine when his hand was caught in a pulley belt. His hand was badly crushed. He lost a finger and tore his tendons. The injury was not felt to be a major one and he underwent surgery the same day, but failed to regain consciousness. Ronald died three days later. “Ronnie” thoroughly enjoyed hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. He was a kind, considerate, tolerant young man with a warm, friendly disposition which endeared him to all who knew him. He was a devoted husband, son and brother and was very popular.
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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: