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: Crushing injury
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 16, 2018
    Description: Worker’s hand was crushed by hydraulic press while cleaning the machine.

  • Nature of injury: Fatality
    Industry: Waste management
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 16, 2018
    Description: Chamber flooded and worker drowned.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 13, 2018
    Description: Worker’s foot was run over by a slab-type forklift.

  • Nature of injury: Fatality
    Industry: Public administration
    Job Type: Police officer
    Date: August 10, 2018
    Description: Two officers were shot while responding to a call.

  • Nature of injury: Amputation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 2, 2018
    Description: Worker attempted to remove object in the dust collector with their hand and some of their fingers were severed.

  • Nature of injury: Electric shock
    Industry: Utility
    Job Type: Linesman
    Date: August 1, 2018
    Description: Worker was getting off of an off-road machine when it entered the live phase. The worker received a shock when landing as the area was charged.

  • Nature of injury: Amputation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: July 20, 2018
    Description: Worker was placing tubing in a log turner to mechanically block it when the log turner came down crushing the worker’s hand between the tubing and the machine severing multiple fingers.

  • Nature of injury: Loss of consciousness
    Industry: Farming
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: July 18, 2018
    Description: Injured worker was found by co-worker disoriented and lying on the ground beside a tanker truck with no memory of the events leading to the incident. Worker had multiple fractures.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Millwright
    Date: July 9, 2018
    Description: Millwright was trying to dislodge a piece of wood stuck on the carriage by kicking it with their foot when their foot hit the saw.

  • Nature of injury: Chemical exposure
    Industry: Public administration
    Job Type: Firefighter
    Date: June 24, 2018
    Description: Firefighters attended to a structural fire and entered the building without respiratory protective equipment.

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