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: Asbestos exposure
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Technician
    Date: July 18, 2020
    Description: Eight workers were exposed to dust containing asbestos when a countertop was cut.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Installer
    Date: July 10, 2020
    Description: Worker fell off the ladder while installing a window, causing a broken heel.

  • Nature of injury: Near miss
    Industry: Public administration
    Job Type: Police officer
    Date: May 20, 2020
    Description: A firearm was discharged while it was being cleaned by an officer. No one was injured.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: April 22, 2020
    Description: Metal piece cut worker’s arm, causing deep laceration.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Food manufacturing
    Job Type: Electrician
    Date: March 19, 2020
    Description: Worker was hit on the head by a pipe and needed stitches above an eye.

  • Nature of injury: Fatality
    Industry: Energy
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: January 27, 2020
    Description: Worker was pulling a cable when it struck him in the chest.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Millwright
    Date: January 23, 2020
    Description: IW got pinned by chain hoist while lifting a large piece of equipment.

  • Nature of injury: Head trauma
    Industry: Electrical
    Job Type: Electrician
    Date: January 9, 2020
    Description: The worker fell and lost consciousness when his ladder slipped off a pole.

  • Nature of injury: Amputation
    Industry: Mining, oil and gas extraction
    Job Type: Mechanic
    Date: January 1, 2020
    Description: Worker‘s leg had to be amputated below the knee after it was crushed by dislodged rock.

  • Nature of injury: Fatality
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Logger
    Date: October 10, 2019
    Description: Worker got caught in a miller.

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