Fatality investigation reports

Fatality investigation reports

OHS publishes fatality investigation reports, and annual summaries of investigated incidents.

 

What’s important to know

Any court proceedings resulting from work site fatalities must be completed before investigation reports are published.

Types of fatalities

Common types of fatal incidents investigated by OHS include:

  • falls
  • struck by objects
  • caught by objects
  • transportation incidents
  • exposure to harmful substances

Motor vehicle accidents
If a reportable incident involving a motor vehicle occurs, and a worker under provincial jurisdiction is injured, OHS investigates. Depending on the circumstances, OHS involvement can range from a full investigation to follow-up inspections and compliance checks.

Occupational disease fatalities
Deaths due to occupational disease are reported by a physician, and included in provincial industry statistics.

Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB)
The Alberta WCB oversees the employer-funded insurance plan that pays injured or sick workers, when the injury or illness is work-related. Death benefits may also be paid from this insurance plan when a fatality is accepted as work-related by Alberta WCB.

WCB coverage is separate from OHS jurisdiction.

Examples:

  • A fatality occurs to a worker in a federally regulated industry on an Alberta work site. Although the worker may be covered by provincial WCB, the employer is under federal jurisdiction. This fatality would be investigated by Employment and Social Development Canada, not Alberta OHS.
  • A worker for an out-of-province company is fatally injured while temporarily working in Alberta. The incident may be investigated by OHS, but the fatality might be accepted under a different province’s compensation board.
     

Show Answer Annual summaries of incidents investigated by OHS

Each summary report lists the workplace incident fatalities investigated by OHS during that year.

  • 2018 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 100 KB)
    Numbers as of March 31, 2018
  • 2017 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 43 KB)
  • 2016 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 41 KB)
  • 2015 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 114 KB)
  • 2014 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 61 KB)
  • 2013 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 59 KB)
  • 2012 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 60 KB)
  • 2011 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 46 KB)
  • 2010 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 56 KB)
  • 2009 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 37 KB)
  • 2008 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 64 KB)
  • 2007 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 56 KB)
  • 2006 Workplace Incident Fatalities Investigated (PDF, 58 KB)

Fatality investigation reports

OHS publishes these fatality investigation reports after investigations and all court proceedings, if any, are completed.

Show Answer 2016 Fatality reports

  • Fatality - All-Terrain Vehicle Incident (PDF, 183 KB)
    Date of Incident: April 20, 2016
  • Worker Fatally Injured from Fall off a Low Level Ramp (PDF, 201 KB)
    Date of Incident: June 24, 2016
  • Person Fatally Injured after Excavation Collapse (PDF, 869 KB)
    Date of Incident: August 16, 2016
  • Worker Fatally Injured in Helicopter Crash (PDF, 2.22 MB)
    Date of Incident: September 5, 2016

Show Answer 2015 Fatality reports

  • Worker fatally injured after fall from roof (PDF, 466 KB)
    Date of Incident: January 9, 2015
  • Worker Fatally Injured when Crushed between Equipment (PDF, 1.27 MB)
    Date of Incident: November 3, 2015
  • Worker fatally injured after fall from roof (PDF, 827 KB)
    Date of Incident: December 2, 2015
  • Worker Fatally Injured, Struck by Motor Coach (PDF, 198 KB)
    Date of Incident: December 9, 2015
  • Fatal - Robbery and Homicide (PDF, 528 KB)
    Date of Incident: December 18, 2015
  • Worker Fatally Injured During a Robbery at the Workplace (PDF, 90 KB)
    Date of Incident: December 18, 2015

Show Answer 2014 Fatality reports

  • Worker struck by winch cable (PDF, 1.01 MB)
    Date of incident: January 3, 2014
  • Fatality – Worker Drowned in Tailings Pond (PDF, 1.27 MB)
    Date of incident: January 19, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured when struck and run over by skid steer loader (PDF, 1.77 MB)
    Date of incident: January 20, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured when struck by loader (PDF, 361 KB)
    Date of incident: February 3, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured from fall (PDF, 746 KB)
    Date of incident: March 7, 2014
  • Worker fatality from exposure (PDF, 722 KB)
    Date of incident: March 31, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured when pinned between trailer and load (PDF, 545 KB)
    Date of incident: April 2, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured by black bear (PDF, 483 KB)
    Date of incident: May 7, 2014
  • Vehicle Crush Fatality (PDF, 1.08 MB)
    Date of incident: June 6, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured when working under vehicle (PDF, 884 KB)
    Date of incident: June 11, 2014
  • Worker Fatally Injured in Gravel Conveyor Belt Entanglement (PDF, 694 KB)
    Date of incident: July 28 , 2014
  • Thermal burns from contact with hot water (PDF, 2.97 MB)
    Date of incident: August 18, 2014
  • Struck by Equipment (PDF, 642 KB)
    Date of incident: September 8, 2014
  • Worker fatality fall from truck deck (PDF, 691 KB)
    Date of incident: September 16, 2014
  • Worker Fatally Injured When Struck by Deflector Plate (PDF, 476 KB)
    Date of incident: October 14, 2014
  • Worker Struck by Vehicle (PDF, 687 KB)
    Date of incident: October 15, 2014
  • Worker fatally crushed in equipment (PDF, 782 KB)
    Date of incident: November 18, 2014
  • Worker Fatally Injured from Cinderblock Wall Collapse (PDF, 2.21 MB)
    Date of incident: November 20, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured after fall from ladder (PDF, 166 KB)
    Date of incident: November 21, 2014
  • Worker fatally pinned during skid-steer maintenance (PDF, 895 KB)
    Date of incident: December 2, 2014
  • Worker fatally injured when struck by tree (PDF, 1.88 MB)
    Date of incident: December 15, 2014

Show Answer 2013 Fatality reports

Show Answer 2012 Fatality reports

 

Show Answer 2011 Fatality reports

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Show Answer 2009 Fatality reports

Show Answer 2008 Fatality reports

  • Worker exposed to carbon monoxide (PDF, 677 KB)
    Date of incident: January 3, 2008
  • Worker falls from roof  (PDF, 2.17 MB)
    Date of incident: January 5, 2008
  • Worker pinned against tank (PDF, 582 KB)
    Date of incident: January 22, 2008
  • Worker killed in explosion (PDF, 1.77 MB)
    Date of incident: February 3, 2008
  • Overhead powerline contact (PDF, 996 KB)
    Date of incident: February 11, 2008
  • Worker’s head pinned by casing pipe (PDF, 434 KB)
    Date of incident: February 13, 2008
  • Worker crushed by excavation wall collapse (PDF, 1.29 MB)
    Date of incident: February 14, 2008
  • Worker run over by logging skidder (PDF, 4.93 MB)
    Date of incident: February 26, 2008
  • Mine truck operator crushed in rollover off bridge (PDF, 2.7 MB)
    Date of incident: March 3, 2008
  • Field operator overcome by hydrogen sulfide (PDF, 1.41 MB)
    Date of incident: March 7, 2008
  • Worker struck by tubing (PDF, 2.07 MB)
    Date of incident: March 10, 2008
  • Worker caught in pinch point (PDF, 354 KB)
    Date of incident: April 13, 2008
  • Pickup truck and driver crushed by heavy hauler (PDF, 2.43 MB)
    Date of incident: April 26, 2008
  • Worker crushed when a forklift tips over (PDF, 1.37 MB)
    Date of incident: June 7, 2008
  • Mechanic run over by heavy haul truck (PDF, 2.97 MB)
    Date of incident: July 8, 2008
  • Worker crushed between equipment (PDF, 5.68 MB)
    Date of incident: July 30, 2008
  • Worker run over by trailer (PDF, 4.04 MB)
    Date of incident: August 8, 2008
  • Worker fatally injured when ATV rolled  (PDF, 724 KB)
    Date of incident: August 11, 2008
  • Worker pinned under machinery in water and drowned (PDF, 714 KB)
    Date of incident: September 5, 2008
  • Worker is seriously injured when zoom boom goes off road, worker died several days later (PDF, 1.49 MB)
    Date of incident: September 22, 2008
  • Bus service person trips and falls (PDF, 347 KB)
    Date of incident: October 9, 2008
  • Leasehand crushed between tank and shale bin (PDF, 1.07 MB)
    Date of incident: October 10, 2008
  • Welder electrocuted in boom-supported aerial work platform  (PDF, 3.21 MB)
    Date of incident: October 17, 2008
  • Worker falls from ladder (PDF, 649 KB)
    Date of incident: October 31, 2008
  • Worker receives crush injuries (PDF, 999 KB)
    Date of incident: November 4, 2008
  • Worker crushed by ice (PDF, 1.43 MB)
    Date of incident: December 31, 2008

Show Answer 2007 Fatality reports

  • Worker Fatally Injured When Struck by Log Truck Grapple (PDF, 1001 KB)
    Date of Incident: January 2, 2007
  • Worker Pinned by Feller Buncher (PDF, 728 KB)
    Date of Incident: January 6, 2007
  • Skidder/Grapple Operator Struck by Log (PDF, 997 KB)
    Date of Incident: January 8, 2007
  • Worker Tripped Over Milk Crates (PDF, 438 KB)
    Date of Incident: January 10, 2007
  • Worker Run Over by Tractor Unit (PDF, 3.1 MB)
    Date of Incident: January 20, 2007
  • Worker Impaled with Kinley Tool Cutter (PDF, 405 KB)
    Date of Incident: February 2, 2007
  • Driver Fatally Injured by Fall from Truck (PDF, 548 KB)
    Date of Incident: March 5, 2007
  • Worker Fatally Injured in Vehicle Incident (PDF, 938 KB)
    Date of Incident: March 7, 2007
  • Worker Fatally Injured When Pinned by Tank Truck Pup (PDF, 337 KB)
    Date of Incident: March 11, 2007
  • Worker Electrocuted (PDF, 6.57 MB)
    Date of Incident: March 21, 2007
  • Workers Crushed by Collapse of Tank Roof Support Structure (PDF, 7.41 MB)
    Date of Incident: April 24, 2007
  • Worker Caught in Conveyor (PDF, 495 KB)
    Date of Incident: April 13, 2007
  • Worker Caught Between Tail Pulley and Conveyor Form (PDF, 725 KB)
    Date of Incident: May 10, 2007
  • Worker Run Over by Gravel Truck (PDF, 460 KB)
    Date of Incident: June 22, 2007
  • Worker Struck by Truck Trailer (PDF, 1.23 MB)
    Date of Incident: July 18, 2007
  • Worker Crushed by Vessel (PDF, 1.14 MB)
    Date of Incident: August 3, 2007
  • Worker Falls Down a Flight of Stairs (PDF, 946 KB)
    Date of Incident: August 18, 2007
  • Worker Falls From a Ladder (PDF, 498 KB)
    Date of Incident: September 4, 2007
  • Worker Falls from Scaffold (PDF, 2.12 MB)
    Date of Incident: September 11, 2007
  • Worker Crushed (PDF, 303 KB)
    Date of Incident: September 21, 2007
  • Worker Crushed by Scraper (PDF, 3.35 MB)
    Date of Incident: October 4, 2007
  • Worker Entangled in Machinery’s Rotating Shaft (PDF, 1000 KB)
    Date of Incident: October 12, 2007
  • Pipework Installer Falls from Work Platform (PDF, 1004 KB)
    Date of Incident: October 24, 2007
  • Worker Burned By Gasoline Fire (PDF, 953 KB)
    Date of Incident: October 29, 2007
  • Worker Crushed between Truck and Tank (PDF, 250 KB)
    Date of Incident: November 2, 2007
  • Worker Electrocuted During High Voltage Contactor Repair (PDF, 902 KB)
    Date of Incident: December 12, 2007
  • Worker’s Head Crushed Between Pipe Spools (PDF, 988 KB)
    Date of Incident: December 12, 2007
  • Worker Crushed by Clamshell Lid (PDF, 1.81 MB)
    Date of Incident: December 28, 2007

In case of any inconsistency between this information and the OHS Act, Regulation, Code, the legislation will always prevail.

Created:
Modified: 2018-04-09
PID: 781

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