Take our Kids to Work Day – inquest recommendations

Consent forms, safety guidelines, speed limits for motorized vehicles on work sites and a prohibition on students operating any type of motorized vehicle
By Joyce Grant
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 07/21/2003

The jury has made a series of recommendations in the inquest looking into the tragedy at the Welland John Deere Plant during Take our Kids to Work Day.

Two 14-year-olds, Robert Fulbrook and Amanda Peat, were killed when they accidentally crashed a small motorized vehicle they were driving last November. Take our Kids to Work Day is an annual event held to allow children to visit their parents’ workplace, to help prepare them for the working world.

In its statement, the jury recognized the educational value of the Take our Kids to Work program, endorsing its philosophy and goals, and encouraged John Deere’s continued involvement in the program.