Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
like a Colossus;
and we petty men walk under his huge legs,
and peep about to find ourselves dishonorable graves.
Men at some time are masters of their fates;
the fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
but in ourselves, that we are underlings.
-Julius Caesar, Act 1, Scene 11
Sudbury, Ontario – Early on Good Friday morning, April 16, 1976, James D. Cullen was killed while working the graveyard shift atSudbury’s Frood Mine. In itself, there was nothing unusual about Cullen’s death. He was, after all, the fifth worker to die on the job at Inco since the first of the year. But the cave-in that killed James Cullen triggered a chain of events that few could have foreseen.