Incidents

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: Carpenter
    Date: October 4, 2021
    Description: Worker fell approx. 13 feet, causing deep lacerations to their hand and leg.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 30, 2021
    Description: Road project on Route 8, only one lane of traffic open. A flag person working on a rod project on Route 8 had stopped traffic. A transport truck did not stop in time hitting a passenger car and then the flag person, who was dragged by the transport truck.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Retail and wholesale
    Job Type: Packer
    Date: August 27, 2021
    Description: Employee was operating a forklift when it rolled over, pinning the employee’s leg.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Automotive
    Job Type: Technician
    Date: August 25, 2021
    Description: Employee was in a truck on a hoist at ground level. A second employee was in front of the truck and indicated to the other employee to start the truck. When the employee did so, the truck, which had a standard transmission, jumped forward, pinning the second employee’s arm.

  • Nature of injury: Fatality
    Industry: Food manufacturing
    Job Type: Shipper
    Date: August 20, 2021
    Description: While unhooking a trailer from a truck, the truck rolled back and crushed the worker beneath it.

  • Nature of injury: Concussion
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Carpenter
    Date: August 19, 2021
    Description: Employee fell 2.4 metres (8 feet) to ground from scaffolding. The scaffolding had no legs, and was set up on a sheet of pressboard, which did not support the weight of the scaffolding and employee.

  • Nature of injury: Bruises and contusions
    Industry: Forestry
    Job Type: Pilot
    Date: August 11, 2021
    Description: Employee was flying a plane fighting a forest fire when the plane crashed.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 10, 2021
    Description: Employee was working on scaffolding while building a garage and fell approximately 1.5 metres (5 feet).

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 10, 2021
    Description: Employee was working on scaffolding while building a garage and fell approximately 1.5 metres (5 feet).

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 9, 2021
    Description: A crew of employees were unwrapping a crate of quartz slabs that toppled and fell onto one of the crew’s legs. The slabs weighted approximately 3,000 kilograms (6,800 pounds).

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