Charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

List of alleged violation of OHS law yet to be proven in court.

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2016

Show Answer Charged is: Arjon Construction Ltd.

Date charges laid:
June 27, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Drumheller
Date of alleged offence:
July 19, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker was working in close proximity to an operational gravel crushing conveyor system. The worker contacted a moving lower tail pulley conveyor belt and was fatally injured.
Contravention:
Arjon Construction Ltd. was charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 310 (2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: V.J. Bishop Excavating Ltd., Vincent John Bishop, and Bremner Engineering and Construction Ltd.

Date charges laid:
April 29, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Dead Man’s Flats
Date of alleged offence:
June 21, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
An underground utility crew was installing a water pipeline when a worker entered a portion of the straight cut trench that was approximately 3.9 metres deep. The trench wall caved-in onto the worker. The worker was extracted by the crew, and transported to hospital. The worker sustained permanent life-altering injuries from the incident.
Contravention:
V.J. BISHOP EXCAVATING LTD. was charged with 2 counts
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 443(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Vincent John Bishop was charged with 1 count

  • Section 2(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Bremner Engineering And Construction Ltd. was charged with 4 counts

  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 7(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: 897590 Alberta Ltd. operating as Marciano Contracting; 1800375 Alberta Ltd. and Tuan Luu

Date charges laid:
April 26, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
May 27, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
Workers were constructing an exterior wall on the ground of the second floor of a new residential house. The wall extended past the support of the second floor due to a loft design. One worker went to cut a section of the wall when a temporary structure supporting the overhanging wall gave way. The worker fell approximately 10 feet to the first floor sustaining serious injuries.
Contravention:
897590 Alberta Ltd. operating as Marciano Contracting is charged with 1 count
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
 
1800375 Alberta Ltd. is charged with 7 counts
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 7(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 7(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 7(4)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 139(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 140(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 181(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
 
Tuan Luu is charged with 1 count
  • Section 2(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Show Answer Charged is: Capital Steel Inc.

Date charges laid:
May 11, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Edmonton
Date of alleged offence:
August 1, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker employed as general labourer was hand loading solid steel rod onto an outside cantilever steel storage rack. The rack collapsed/tipped over onto the worker, crushing him.  The worker sustained fatal injuries.
Contravention:
Capital Steel Inc. was charged with 2 counts
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 187(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Western Rock Products Ltd.

Date charges laid:
April 20, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Coleman
Date of alleged offence:
June 6, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker employed as a rock truck driver was attempting to repair the driveshaft on a bus at a quarry site.  When the driveshaft was disconnected, the bus rolled down an incline, fatally crushing the worker.
Contravention:
Western Rock Products Ltd. was charged with 2 counts
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 9(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Southwood Trucking Ltd. and Rock Hard Excavating Ltd.

Date charges laid:
February 17, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Grande Prairie
Date of alleged offence:
April 9, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
Two workers were working together conducting welding repairs inside an underground sewage system manhole. The South Wood Trucking worker received serious burns as a result of a fire that occurred while he was welding inside the manhole.
Contravention:
Southwood Trucking Ltd. and Rock Hard Excavating Ltd. were charged with 11 counts as follows:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 44(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 45(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 47(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 50 Of The Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 45(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 45(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 47(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety
  • Section 56(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Rock Hard Excavating Ltd., is charged with one count as follows:

  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Show Answer Charged is: Brayford Trucking Ltd.

Date charges laid:
February 8, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Fort McMurray
Date of alleged offence:
March 14, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
Two mobile equipment operators were operating track hoe excavators on a berm of material that was sitting on a sheet of ice. One of the excavators broke through the ice and sank into the water below with the operator inside. The operator did not survive.
Contravention:
Brayford Trucking Ltd. was charged with 5 Counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 15(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 9(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 195(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Western Weather Protector Ltd.

Date charges laid:
January 27, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
April 24, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
Workers were measuring for a chalk line on a commercial flat roof. A 22 year old new worker was walking backwards with the measuring tape, tripped on the gutter edge and fell approximately 6 meters. The worker was transported to hospital by EMS. The worker suffered serious injuries which required more than two days in hospital.
Contravention:
Western Weather Protector Ltd. has been charged with 4 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 13(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 139(1)(A) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 140(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Lignin Industries Ltd.

Date charges laid:
January 27, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Grande Cache
Date of alleged offence:
February 6, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A chainsaw operator was cutting down one tree when that tree fell and struck another tree. On impact, the second tree broke and fell, striking the operator. The operator’s coworker called for assistance. Due to the remote location, it took approximately five hours to evacuate the worker to hospital. He was transported by STARS to University of Alberta hospital with serious injuries.
Contravention:
Lignin Industries Ltd. is charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 518(4)(b), contrary to Section 518(6) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 518(4)(c), contrary to Section 518(6) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Kal Tire et al: Kal Tire (A partnership); R.B. Wallis Investments Ltd., Kl Uptown Enterprises Ltd.; RIF Enterprises Ltd.; RWK Enterprises Ltd.; J.M. Mullin Enterprises Ltd.; Instow Enterprises Ltd.; LEM Enterprises Ltd.; Kal Tire Ltd.; Kal Tire (Alberta) Ltd.

Date charges laid:
January 18, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Acheson
Date of alleged offence:
October 14, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
Workers were attempting to replace/repair a tire on a semi-truck. A worker went under the trailer to begin work. A second worker instructed the driver to move forward without verifying the first worker’s location. The first worker was consequently run over by the semi-trailer. The worker was transported by EMS to the University of Alberta Hospital for serious injuries. The injuries required surgery which resulted in hospitalization for greater than two days.
Contravention:
Kal Tire et al have been charged with 5 counts.
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health And Safety Act
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 194(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 212 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 259(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Suncor Energy Inc.

Date charges laid:
January 13, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Fort McMurray
Date of alleged offence:
January 19, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
An upgrade supervisor saw a trail of water flowing near the road in the area of a tailings sand dump. The upgrade supervisor informed the shift supervisor that he was going to check for the source of the water. An hour later, when there had been no further contact with the upgrade supervisor, a search began. His pick-up truck was located and there were tracks in the snow going from the truck towards the pipeline. A safety vest was located on top of an undercut hole in the tailings sand. The hole was about 10-12 feet deep. The upgrade supervisor was found deceased at the bottom of the hole.
Contravention:
Suncor Energy Inc. has been charged with 4 counts
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 7(4)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 9(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 186(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Contour Earthmoving Ltd.

Date charges laid:
January 8, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Rocky View
Date of alleged offence:
September 8, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker was using a forklift to move a Caterpillar cab from a painting bay to an alternate work bay. Two workers were walking alongside the forklift next to the unsecured cab. The cab shifted and one worker tried unsuccessfully to stop it from falling. The cab fell and pinned the worker on the ground, resulting in fatal injuries.
Contravention:
Contour Earthmoving Ltd. has been charged with 5 counts.
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 13(1)(a) Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 15(1) Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 189 of the of the Occupational Health and Safety
  • Section 258(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

2015

Show Answer Charged is: Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd/Samuel & Fils & Cie Ltee; Omega Joists Inc.

Date charges laid:
December 11, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Nisku
Date of alleged offence:
January 23, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A worker was walking by a rolling mill, and heard a "bearing grinding" in or around the 2nd roller. At this time, the worker entered into the rolling mill area through an unguarded area, stepped up on the platform, and put his right hand down to "feel" which roller was making the grinding noise. The worker's gloved hand was rolled into the mill. The worker suffered serious injuries to his hand as a result of the incident.
Contravention:
Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd/Samuel & Fils & Cie Ltee and
Omega Joists Inc. were charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i)of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 310(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety
  • Section 212(A), Section 212(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Midwest Pipelines Inc.

Date charges laid:
December 9, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Mannville
Date of alleged offence:
December 12, 2013
Type:
Other Incident
Description:
Workers were attaching a stick (boom) to a side boom (mobile equipment used to lower pipe into an excavation). The workers were using a second side boom to hoist and place the stick into the first side boom. During the hoist, the stick fell and contacted a worker causing serious injuries to his foot.
Contravention:
Midwest Pipelines Inc. has been charged with 8 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 12(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 9(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 70(1)(c) of the Occupational Health And Safety Code
  • Section 293(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 298(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 298(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 303(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code.

Show Answer Charged is: 1702714 Alberta Ltd.: DDR Propane and Equipment Rentals Ltd.

Date charges laid:
December 4, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Edmonton
Date of alleged offence:
December 17, 2013
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
Two workers were installing gas fired, infra-red portable construction heaters in the basements of 4-plexes under construction to heat up the cement block walls and the basement floors. When one worker went to light up the heater, an explosion occurred seriously injuring the worker.
Contravention:
1702714 Alberta Ltd.: DDR Propane and Equipment Rentals Ltd. was charged with 4 Counts
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 15(2)(e) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 15(2)(e) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: 1233025 Alberta Ltd. trading as Great North Roofing and Sunnyside Lane Developments Ltd.

Date charges laid:
November 18, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Grande Prairie
Date of alleged offence:
November 26, 2013
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A worker was preparing to shingle the roof of a two story home. The roofer walked across the roof to get another roll of paper, lost his footing and fell approximately 7.9 m to the ground. The worker did not have a fall protection system connected at the time of the fall. The worker sustained serious injuries and spent more than two days in the hospital.
Contravention:
1233025 Alberta Ltd. trading as Great North Roofing has been charged with 10 counts.
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A.2000, Chapter O-2, as amended
  • Section 13(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 62/2003, as amended
  • Section 139(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 140(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 140(4) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 141(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 141(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 152.1(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 181(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 181(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Sunnyside Lane Developments Ltd. has been charged with counts 2

  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended
  • Section 178(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Screamworks Incorporated

Date charges laid:
September 29, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
October 12, 2013
Type:
Serious Injury
Description:
A worker sustained permanent blindness while working at a Zombie Paintball event at Screamfest when shot with a paintball gun/marker by a paying customer.
Contravention:
Screamworks Incorporated was charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 9(4) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.

Show Answer Charged is: Marra Concrete Ltd.

Date charges laid:
September 18, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
September 23, 2013
Type:
Other Incident
Description:
On September 23, 2013, at approximately 11:30 AM, two workers under the direction of Marra Concrete Ltd., one an employee of Marra Concrete Ltd. and the other a temporary worker from a placement company, were preparing a basement in a pre-existing residence for renovation. The work involved cutting out portions of the concrete floor to install new foundations for new support posts. During the work, one worker was overcome by carbon monoxide and the second worker was less severely impacted by carbon monoxide exposure.
Contravention:
  • Count 1: Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000 Chapter 0-2, as amended
  • Count 2: Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended
  • Count 3: Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Count 4: Section 16(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Count 5: Section 16(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Count 6: Section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Count 7: Section 21(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Count 8: Section 21(2)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Count 9: Section 21(2)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009

Show Answer Charged is: Tartan Industrial Contractors Ltd.

Date charges laid:
September 18, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Lloydminster, AB
Date of alleged offence:
November 12, 2013
Type:
Other Incident
Description:
A worker was unloading an elevating platform off of a trailer. The trailer tipped over, causing the elevating platform to land on its side and the worker to receive serious injuries.
Contravention:
Tartan Industrial Contractors Ltd. were charged with 8 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 7(1) of the of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 7(2) of the of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 7(4)(c) of the of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 12(d) of the of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 189 of the of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended
  • Section 13(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, AR 62/2003
  • Section 15(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, AR 62/2003

Show Answer Charged is: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited

Date charges laid:
August 14, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Fort McMurray
Date of alleged offence:
August 17, 2013
Type:
Other Incident
Description:
A worker was backing a gravel truck with a semi-trailer end dump unit on uneven ground. When the load was approximately 60 per cent lifted, the trailer fell over on the driver’s side. No injuries were reported.
Contravention:
Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited. was charged with 2 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended

Show Answer Charged is: Stixx Construction o/a Cribb-itt Foundations

Date charges laid:
June 29, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Cold Lake
Date of alleged offence:
July 28, 2013
Type:
Serious Injury
Description:
Workers were in the process of removing forms from a residential new construction foundation. A cage containing forms was being lowered by a crane into the space between the exterior of the foundation and the edge of the excavation. The cage came into contact with the edge of the foundation and several of the forms fell onto a worker causing serious injuries.
Contravention:
Stixx Construction o/a Cribb-itt Foundations was charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 7(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.

Show Answer Charged is: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited

Date charges laid:
June 19, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Fort McMurray
Date of alleged offence:
August 9, 2013
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker was in the process of unloading a semi-trailer end dump gravel truck when the end dump unit tipped over, crushing the cab of another gravel truck nearby and causing fatal injuries to the driver.
Contravention:
Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited. was charged with 5 counts:
  • Three Counts of Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended
  • Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.

Show Answer Charged is: Kavanaugh Investments Ltd.

Date charges laid:
June 1, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Lloydminster
Date of alleged offence:
August 18, 2013
Type:
Serious Injury
Description:
A worker was in the process of inflating a new 16 inch tire on a 16.5 inch rim when the tire exploded. The tire/rim struck the worker in the head causing a serious injury.
Contravention:
Kavanaugh Investments Ltd is charged with 9 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 13(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, AR 62/2003
  • Section 13(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, AR 62/2003
  • Section 15(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, AR 62/2003
  • Section 7(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Section 7(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Section 193(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009
  • Section 193(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009

Show Answer Charged is: Husky Energy Inc., Husky Oil Operations Ltd., And Michael Siegmund Sowanda

Date charges laid:
May 15, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Athabasca
Date of alleged offence:
On or between May 30, 2013 and June 4, 2013
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker who was using an ATV to check on well sites did not check in as scheduled and was found four days later next to an upside down ATV. The worker was transported to hospital and pronounced deceased.
Contravention:
Husky Energy Inc. and Husky Oil Operations Ltd. were charged with 2 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 394(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.

Michael Siegmund Sowada was charged with 1 count:

  • Section 2(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.

Show Answer Charged is: Nexen Energy ULC, formerly Nexen Inc.

Date charges laid:
May 8, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Fort McMurray
Date of alleged offence:
May 19, 2013
Type:
Injury
Description:
A nitrogen hose ruptured, releasing hydrogen gas and a fire ensued, which resulted in a Nexen Process Operator sustaining burn injuries.
Contravention:
Nexen is being charged with 6 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 12(1)(b) of Alberta Regulation 62/2003, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2 as amended.
  • Section 12(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 62/2003, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 15(1) and (2) of Alberta Regulation 62/2003, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2 as amended.
  • Section 12(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 188(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2 as amended.

Show Answer Charged is: Savanna Energy Services Corp., Savanna Drilling Limited Partnership., Savanna Drilling Management Ltd. and DeeThree Exploration Ltd.

Date charges laid:
January 19, 2015
Location of alleged offence:
Drayton Valley
Date of alleged offence:
January 31, 2013
Type:
Injury
Description:
A serious injury occurred to a worker when a drill casing rolled off a pipe rack and striking the worker on the left foot. The worker was transported to the U of A hospital to have surgery done. The worker lost all his toes to his left foot.
Contravention:
SAVANNA Energy Services Corp. was charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

SAVANNA Drilling Limited Partnership, of 800, 311-6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 3H2 AND SAVANNA Drilling Management Ltd., of 800, 311-6 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 3H2 AND SAVANNA Drilling Management Limited 0/a Savanna Drilling Limited Partnership were charged with 3 counts:

  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

DEETHREE Exploration Limited was charged with 5 counts:

  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

2014

Show Answer Charged is: Vital Contracting Ltd.

Date charges laid:
October 24, 2014
Location of alleged offence:
Lacombe
Date of alleged offence:
July 22, 2014
Type:
Other Incident
Description:
A young worker (14 years of age) was removing shingles from a residential construction project when he slipped and fell off the roof approximately 3.7 meters. The worker was wearing fall protection, but it was improperly adjusted. The worker received minor injuries and was released from hospital that day.
Contravention:
Vital Contracting Ltd. was charged with 2 counts under Employment Standards:
  • Section 65(2) of the Employment Standards Code.
  • Section 128(D) of the Employment Standards Code.

And 4 counts under Occupational Health and Safety:

  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 140(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 141(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 13(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, AR 62/2003.

Show Answer Charged is: Roll’n Oilfield Industries, Ltd. and Peyto Exploration & Development Corp.

Date charges laid:
October 10, 2014
Location of alleged offence:
Edson
Date of alleged offence:
October 18, 2012
Type:
Serious Injury
Description:
A Kelly hose from a rig released while under pressure, resulting in the serious injury of two workers.
Contravention:
Roll’n Oilfield Industries, Ltd. was charged with 5 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 12(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 12(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 62/2003, Occupational Health and Safety Regulation pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 188(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.

Peyto Exploration & Development Corp. was charged with 2 counts:

  • Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.

Show Answer Charged is: ConocoPhillips Resources Corporation, Waydex Services LP, Stewart Wellsite Supervision Ltd

Date charges laid:
October 3, 2014
Location of alleged offence:
Near Beaverlodge
Date of alleged offence:
October 7 & 8, 2012
Type:
Injury
Description:
The incident occurred during welding at a shut in sweet gas well. An uncontrolled fire occurred and a welder sustained injuries which required him to stay more than 2 days in the hospital. ConocoPhillips instructed the workers at the site to continue with the work and did not report the unplanned fire until two days after the incident occurred.
Contravention:

ConocoPhillips Resources Corporation has been noted as the Contractor and Prime Contractor with a total of 6 Charges laid against them for the October 7, 2012 incident:

October 7, 2012

  • Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 18(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Part 2, Section 7 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

October 8, 2012

  • Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Waydex Services LP, and the following entities associated with Waydex Services LP: Waydex Services GP Inc., Cardex Partners Inc. has been noted as the Employer and the following charges have been issued against them:

October 7, 2012

  • Section 2(1)(a)(I) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2(1)(a)(II) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Part 2, Section 7(4) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Part 10, Section 169(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Stewart Wellsite Supervision Ltd. has been noted as an Employer and the following charge has been issued against the company:

October 7, 2012

  • Part 2, Section 7(4) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Bird Construction Company, a limited liability partnership, by it general partner Bird Management Ltd

Date charges laid:
September 22, 2014
Location of alleged offence:
Fort McMurray
Date of alleged offence:
September 25, 2012
Type:
Fatality
Description:
While working alone, a worker was drilling panels over a holding tank and fell into the tank and drowned. The worker was discovered the following morning.
Contravention:
  • 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • 139(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009 as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 139(1)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, 2009 as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.

Show Answer Charged is: CWC Well Services Corp.

Date charges laid:
August 15, 2014
Location of alleged offence:
Wainwright
Date of alleged offence:
September 9, 2012
Type:
Serious Injury
Description:
A worker seriously injured when he fell down the stairs accessing the rig floor on a service rig. He was attempting to avoid falling equipment.
Contravention:
CWC Energy Services Corp. was charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
  • Section 7(4) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 2009, as adopted by the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
Created:
Modified: 2016-07-21
PID: 6751