Inquest reports on kids at work tragedy

Jury recommends consent forms, emphasis on health and safety
By Joyce Grant
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 07/06/2001

An inquest jury looking into the deaths of two children at the Welland John Deere Plant during Take our Kids to Work Day last November, presented a series of recommendations late last month.

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.

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