August 1, 2018 7:05 pm

Garret’s Legacy Act to be reintroduced after being put off last spring

Garret Mills' accidental death has inspired an act that would require all soccer nets to be secured to the ground. the 14 year-old died when a net fell on him in May of 2017

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A piece of provincial legislation proposed after the tragic death of a Napanee teenager will soon be reintroduced at Queen’s Park.

“Garret’s Legacy Act” fell off the order paper when the provincial election was called last spring.

The legislation was in response to the May, 2017 death of 14-year-old Garret Mills.

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Mills was killed after climbing onto an unsecured soccer net, and the steel goal post fell on him, causing a fatal head injury.

The act would make it mandatory for soccer nets to be secured to the ground, in order to prevent them from falling over.

Garret’s father, Dave Mills, received a call recently from Progressive Conservative MPP Stan Cho who plans to reintroduce the legislation as soon as possible.

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