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: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Pipe layer
    Date: October 12, 2017
    Description: Worker was in a hole when the second excavator was trying to nudge a pipe in place and caused the pipe to swing sideways crushing the worker between the two pipes.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Agriculture
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: October 12, 2017
    Description: While working on a dirt eliminator the worker reached up under the guard to free a potato stuck in the roller and their shirt got caught in the roller pulling their left arm between two rollers.

  • Nature of injury: Loss of consciousness
    Industry: General contracting
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: October 9, 2017
    Description: Worker was driving an asphalt compactor when they lost control. The compactor fell approximately 30 feet landing next to a culvert and projecting the worker into a small pool of water.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Waste management
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: October 6, 2017
    Description: Worker stepped on a chain conveyor and their right foot was caught in the sprocket resulting in a bone fracture of the foot.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Aquaculture
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: October 5, 2017
    Description: Worker was struck by a cam-lock coupling while doing maintenance.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: General contracting
    Job Type: Electrician
    Date: October 4, 2017
    Description: Worker was hit and run over by a transport truck. The driver of the vehicle was unaware that a worker was struck.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Agriculture
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: October 4, 2017
    Description: Worker stepped on the table of a potato harvester to get their coat at the same time that the tractor operator put the tractor into gear. The sudden movement caused the worker to fall to the ground, with impact to their shoulder and arm.

  • Nature of injury: Near miss
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: October 4, 2017
    Description: An underground gas line was struck and broken while a company was performing work nearby.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Transportation and warehousing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: September 26, 2017
    Description: Worker's arm was run over by a transport truck tire.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: September 22, 2017
    Description: Worker was working at a dowel grading station when they lost their footing and fell hitting the chop saw with their arm.

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