Sean Kells

Photo of Sean  Kells , 19
This worker is represented on the LifeQuilt

Sean Kells - 19

Brampton, ON - Other
In November 1994, Sean Kells was pouring a highly flammable chemical from one ungrounded drum to another when it exploded and ignited. Sean was not told that what he was doing was dangerous and that he should be taking precautions. Sean was killed the third day of his part-time job at the age of 19
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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: