Incidents

These summaries are published after WorkSafeNB conducts an inspection in response to a workplace accident. This information is provided to help educate workers and employers about some of the risks associated with their industry.

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  • Nature of injury: Burns

    Industry: General contracting
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: March 3, 2018
    Description: A worker was replacing power line poles when they received an electrical shock resulting in burns to their hands which required medical attention.

  • Nature of injury: Head trauma

    Industry: Retail and wholesale
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: February 26, 2018
    Description: A worker was moving a box of furniture of approximately 119 pounds on a steel racking from the platform of a forklift when they fell approximately 2.8 metres.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations

    Industry: General contracting
    Job Type: Heavy equipment operator
    Date: January 25, 2018
    Description: A worker suffered lacerations and back pain after the excavator they were operating rolled over twice.

  • Nature of injury: Burns

    Industry: Transportation and warehousing
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: January 22, 2018
    Description: Worker suffered burns after an explosion occurred during the delivery of propane.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)

    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: January 12, 2018
    Description: Worker did not realize that the conveyor belt they were cleaning was still on, and was pulled into the machine where their arm got caught.

  • Nature of injury: Head trauma

    Industry: Retail and wholesale
    Job Type: Heavy equipment operator
    Date: January 3, 2018
    Description: Worker was working on a commercial garage door from a staircase platform and fell 11 feet landing on the concrete floor.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)

    Industry: Food manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: December 14, 2017
    Description: Worker had completed the cleaning of a conveyor when their lab overcoat got caught in the conveyor while they were reaching for the disconnect switch. The worker was pulled towards the machine resulting in a hairline fracture to the knee.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)

    Industry: Agriculture
    Job Type: Heavy equipment operator
    Date: December 14, 2017
    Description: Worker was struck in the head by a chain that was released when a sling being used by a bulldozer to pull a truck stuck in ice broke.

  • Nature of injury: Near miss

    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: November 28, 2017
    Description: The material platform hoist being used on a worksite collapsed. No one was injured.

  • Nature of injury: Burns

    Industry: Forestry
    Job Type: Millwright
    Date: November 14, 2017
    Description: Workers were taking apart a motor control center when one was electrocuted suffering burns to his left hand.

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