Charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act

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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The following cases are allegations yet to be proven in court. Please check with local courts as dates are subject to change at any time. Should charges be withdrawn or the individual, company or municipality charged be acquitted or found not guilty, the webpage will be updated to reflect that information. For more information, please contact the Communications Branch.

2017

Show Answer Charged is: City of Edmonton

Date charges laid:
February 16, 2017
Location of alleged offence:
Edmonton
Date of alleged offence:
April 22, 2015
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker was unloading reclaimed street sweepings from a dump truck at the employer's facility. While the worker was at the rear of the truck, the sweepings unexpectedly spilled from the elevated dump box and buried the worker. The worker suffered fatal injuries as a result.
Contravention:
The City of Edmonton was charged with 5 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, failure to ensure the health and safety of the worker
  • Section 15(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, failure to ensure the worker was trained in the safe operation of equipment
  • Section 115(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, failure to establish an emergency response plan for rescue or evacuation
  • Section 186(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, failure to ensure that the lighting at a work site was sufficient to enable work to be done safely
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, failure to ensure that material that could be dislodged, moved or spilled was contained, restrained or protected

Show Answer Charged is: Arctic Air Solutions Inc.

Date charges laid:
January 17, 2017
Location of alleged offence:
Edmonton
Date of alleged offence:
July 22, 2015
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A new-hire worker was preparing to begin his first day of work on a 4-storey condominium project. The worker was required to move supplies on the roof when he slipped and slid down the roof. The worker, who was using a personal fall arrest system that was incorrectly set up, fell from the roof to the ground.
Contravention:
Arctic Air Solutions Inc. was charged with 5 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, failure to ensure the health and safety of the worker
  • Section 13(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation, failure to ensure the worker was competent to do the work
  • Section 140(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, failure to develop a fall protection plan
  • Section 140(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, failure to ensure the fall protection plan was available at the work site and reviewed with workers
  • Section 141(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, failure to ensure the worker was trained in the safe use of the fall protection system

2016

Show Answer Charged is: Darren Richard Dyck and Rockshore Homes Ltd.

Date charges laid:
November 10, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Fort Saskatchewan
Date of alleged offence:
November 26, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A worker fell approximately 5 meters from a second storey work platform while installing a window on a new two-storey single family home. The worker was seriously injured.
Contravention:
Darren Richard Dyck was charged with 12 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 18(6) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 13(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 8(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 9(1) 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 141(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 141(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 338(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Rockshore Homes Ltd. was charged with 3 counts:

  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to establish a system or process to ensure that 1478761 Alberta Ltd. and/or Darren Dyke complied with Sections 8(2), and/or 9(1), and/or 139(1), and/or 140(1), and/or 141, and/or 189, and/or 338(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code with respect to the work site.
  • Section 7(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Heritage Commercial Roofing Ltd.,  Heritage Roofing Ltd. and 1431379 AB Ltd.

Date charges laid:
October 26, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Clairmont
Date of alleged offence:
December 4, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
Several workers were on the roof of a commercial building clearing snow in order to prepare for re-roofing activities. While pushing snow off the roof through an unguarded opening, a worker fell from the roof (approximately 8.2 metres (27 feet)) to the ground below and sustained fatal injuries as a result of the fall.
Contravention:
Heritage Commercial Roofing Ltd., Heritage Roofing Ltd., and 1431379 Alberta Ltd. were all charged with 7 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 139(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 140(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 315(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 315(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: McCoy Global Canada Corp.; McCoy Global Canada Corp. O/A McCoy Global Canada; McCoy Global Canada Corp. O/A McCoy Global; McCoy Global Inc. O/A McCoy Global; and McCoy Global Inc

Date charges laid:
December 19, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Edmonton
Date of alleged offence:
December 22, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A worker was preparing to remove the drill bit from a radial drill press while it was in a neutral position when the drill inadvertently engaged, catching the front of the worker’s coveralls. The worker was pulled into the drill press causing serious injuries to the worker.
Contravention:
McCoy Global Canada Corp. was charged with 4 counts:
  • Section 310(2) (a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 13(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code 
  • Section 9(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Worley Parsons Cord Teamco Ltd. (formerly known as Teamco  Construction Services Limited)

Date charges laid:
December 14, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Red Water
Date of alleged offence:
March 10, 2015
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
Workers were erecting a steel structure and attempting to reposition a column when four tack welds failed that connected the column to the base plate.  The column fell and seriously injured the supervisor.
Contravention:
Recommended charges:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health And Safety Act
  • Section 185 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 190(2)(c) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. and Penn West Petroleum Ltd.

Date charges laid:
November 29, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Leslieville
Date of alleged offence:
December 4, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A gas fitter apprentice and labourer were inside a cargo trailer attempting to light a propane space heater using a hand held ignitor torch. After several failed attempts, while the propane continued to flow, one of the workers again struck the switch on the ignitor torch. A flash fire and explosion occurred resulting in serious injuries to both workers.
Contravention:
Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. was charged with 8 counts:
  • 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 12(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 12(1)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 12(1)(d) of the Occupational Health And Safety Regulation
  • Section 13(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 15(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health And Safety Code

Penn West Petroleum Ltd. was charged with 1 count:

  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health And Safety Act

Show Answer Charged is: WCS Western Canadian Steel Inc.

Date charges laid:
November 21, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Lloydminster
Date of alleged offence:
December 15, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A worker was on the roof of a building seaming metal panels when the worker lost footing and slid off of the roof. The worker’s fall protection system failed as a direct result of the anchor point failing. The worker fell 5.5 metres to the ground and sustained serious injuries.
Contravention:
WCS Western Canadian Steel Inc. was charged with 11 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 13(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 13(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • 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 139(1)(a) of the Occupational Health And Safety Code
  • Section 140(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 141(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 152.1(2)(b) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Northface Mechanical Ltd.

Date charges laid:
October 31, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Edmonton
Date of alleged offence:
November 10, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker was given direction to service a heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) unit on the roof of a 2 story commercial building. The worker was found on the ground next to a fixed ladder that was the only external access to the roof. The worker suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident.
Contravention:
Northface Mechanical Ltd. was charged with 6 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 18(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 18(6) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 41(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 7(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 394(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Haya Homes Ltd., Sahib Contracting Inc., Sukhwinder Nagra

Date charges laid:
September 9, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Edmonton
Date of alleged offence:
April 28, 2015
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A labourer was in a trench to connect a new sewer line to a residential home under construction when a trench wall collapsed and fatally injured the worker.
Contravention:
Haya Homes Ltd. was charged with 6 counts:
  • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 443 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, contrary to Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 443 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, contrary to Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Part 32 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, contrary to Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Part 32 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code, contrary to Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
 
Sahib Contracting Inc. was charged with 7 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 7(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 443(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 446(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 446(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 453(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
 
Sukhwinder Nagra was charged with 8 counts:
  • Section 2(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 14(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 7(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 443(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 446(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 446(2) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code Order
  • Section 453(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: 1459885 Alberta Ltd., operating as Marathon Ventilation and Climate Control Ltd.

Date charges laid:
September 1, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Fort McMurray
Date of alleged offence:
September 24, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A worker was preparing to make repairs to a rooftop makeup air unit curb assembly when it shifted and fell on the worker causing fatal injuries.
Contravention:
1459885 Alberta Ltd., operating as Marathon Ventilation was 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 12 (a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 12 (d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 210 (1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
 
Climate Control Ltd. was charged with 2 counts:
  • Section 2 (3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2 (4) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Show Answer Charged is: Tarpon Energy Services (Structures) Ltd., Warwick Structures Group Ltd., Tarpon Energy Services Ltd.

Date charges laid:
July 21, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
August 1, 2014
Type:
Serious Injury
Description:
A worker fell from a rolling ladder when it tipped over resulting in serious injuries to the worker.
Contravention:
Tarpon Energy Services (Structures) Ltd., Warwick Structures Group Ltd., and Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. were charged jointly with 5 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 139(1)(a) of the Occupational Health And Safety Code
  • Section 140(1) of the Occupational Health And Safety Code
  • Section 137(1) of the Occupational Health And Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: The Driving Force Inc

Date charges laid:
July 5, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
July 11, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
A mechanic was underneath a vehicle removing a faulty transmission switch; the vehicle rolled causing fatal injuries to the mechanic.
Contravention:
The Driving Force Inc. was charged with 2 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act,
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

Show Answer Charged is: Cedarglen Living Inc. and S.A.C. Construction Ltd.

Date charges laid:
June 30, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
July 23, 2014
Type:
Reportable Incident
Description:
A worker received serious injuries when a load of materials fell on him while it was being unloaded from a trailer.
Contravention:
Cedarglen Living Inc. and S.A.C. Construction Ltd. were charged with 3 counts each:
  • Section 258(1)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act

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: Alpine Paving and Contracting Ltd.

Date charges laid:
May 25, 2016
Location of alleged offence:
Calgary
Date of alleged offence:
July 4, 2014
Type:
Fatality
Description:
Two workers were working on a pick-up truck when it fell off of the jacks and fatally injured one of the workers.
Contravention:
Alpine Paving and Contracting Ltd. was charged with 7 counts:
  • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 13(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 15(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation
  • Section 7(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 12(d) of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 261 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
 
Chad England was charged with 3 counts:
  • Section 2(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Section 189 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code
  • Section 369 of the Occupational Health and Safety Code

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

2014

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.
Created:
Modified: 2017-04-10
PID: 6751