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The impact of workplace incidents and fatalities can be devastating to families, workplaces and communities. The following postings are intended to raise awareness of workplace hazards, fatal incidents and occupational health and safety resources to help prevent similar incidents from occurring.

The incidents and fatalities listed have occurred in regulated workplaces. Please note that at the time of publishing on this page, serious injuries and fatalities may still be under investigation and therefore no conclusions have been made as to root causes. These postings are developed with the intention of safeguarding the privacy of those involved and the integrity of accident investigations and possible legal proceedings.

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  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: May 31, 2018
    Description: Worker was paving a road with a roller when the roller hit a soft spot causing the machine to tip and the worker to fall off the machine where they then were pinned under the roller.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: May 28, 2018
    Description: Worker was loading a Telehandler onto a trailer for transport when the Telehandler fell to the ground injuring the machine operator.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: May 24, 2018
    Description: Worker was inspecting malfunctioning roller when their hand was caught between the belt and roller.

  • Nature of injury: Amputation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: May 14, 2018
    Description: Worker’s toes were partially amputated when the worker tried to reset an man lift and their toes got caught.

  • Nature of injury: Fatality
    Industry: Horticulture
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: May 10, 2018
    Description: Deceased was removing branches from a tree when the deceased made contact with an energized electrical line. The electrical shock resulted in death.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: May 7, 2018
    Description: Injured worker was on break and standing behind a four-wheeled forklift having a conversation. As the injured worker walked away from the forklift, the forklift operator started turning and lost sight of the injured worker. The injured worker did not have enough time to get out of the turning radio of the vehicle and was caught in the tires of the forklift and the forklift ran over their legs.

  • Nature of injury: Electric shock
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Electrician
    Date: May 5, 2018
    Description: An electrician was working on a 600v/800amp panel when the worker made contact with energized electrical components.

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  • Nature of injury: Electric shock
    Industry: Electrical
    Job Type: Linesman
    Date: May 4, 2018
    Description: Linesman was in a crew replacing poles on high voltage power lines. While replacing a second pole, the pole touched the middle line energizing the pole-handler machine. The worker came in contact with the energized machine and was seriously injured.

  • 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.

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