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: Silviculture
    Job Type: Saw operator
    Date: August 9, 2021
    Description: Employee was using an air hose when it got caught in the roller, pulling the employee’s hand in with it.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Retail and wholesale
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: August 5, 2021
    Description: While working near a conveyor, the employee’s hand was caught into a moving part. The employee suffered a deep laceration on top of the right hand.

  • Nature of injury: Near miss
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: July 23, 2021
    Description: During the structural steel erection process a column fell.

  • Nature of injury: Near miss
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: July 23, 2021
    Description: During the structural steel erection process a column fell.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Transportation and warehousing
    Job Type: Driver
    Date: July 16, 2021
    Description: While delivering a large package (approximately one ton) to a residence, employee fell 1.8 metres from the back of the delivery truck and the pallet jack fell on the employee.

  • Nature of injury: Fatality
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Carpenter
    Date: July 5, 2021
    Description: Employee was walking on temporary bracing while installing trusses on a residential house when the bracing failed and the employee fell approximately 2.7 metres (9 feet) to the floor. The employee later died of head injuries at the hospital.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Food manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: June 24, 2021
    Description: While working on an onion peeling machine, employee reached inside to remove an onion that was stuck. The machine continued its pre-programmed movement injuring the employee’s hand.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: June 7, 2021
    Description: As part of a foundation project for a private residence, the employee was crushed by a formwork while moving formworks from a trailer.

  • Nature of injury: Amputation
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: June 7, 2021
    Description: While moving material on a conveyor, the employee’s finger came in contact with an unguarded moving part

  • Nature of injury: Burns
    Industry: Silviculture
    Job Type: Electrician
    Date: June 1, 2021
    Description: A starter shorted out while employee was working on it.

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