One of earliest, most prominent GE Peterborough activists has died

May 23, 2018

John Ball was one of the first General Electric workers to battle for justice and protections for workers after seeing colleagues die due to chemical contamination in the Peterborough plant.

And his recent death adds to the casualty list of former workers who have died while continuing to fight for compensation.

On May 14 Ball died at the age of 84 after years of health issues caused by exposure to toxic chemicals at the plant, says friend and fellow activist Marion Burton.

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