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: Marine
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: September 22, 2017
    Description: Worker was working on a boat when he stepped on a hose twisting their ankle and breaking it.

  • Nature of injury: Amputation
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Machine operator
    Date: September 21, 2017
    Description: While adjusting the trimmer saw roll with pliers, the worker's hand touched the running saw and amputated 3 fingers.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Retail and wholesale
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: September 20, 2017
    Description: Worker was using a walking forklift, did not notice a metal stop bar on the floor and tripped and fell backwards on contact. Worker's leg was caught between forklift and bent leg backwards resulting in a broken leg.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: General contracting
    Job Type: Installer
    Date: September 15, 2017
    Description: Worker was removing packing materials from a set of steel hangar door trusses when the wind suddenly came up and one of the trusses fell over on the worker's leg.

  • Nature of injury: Cuts and lacerations
    Industry: Agriculture
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: September 14, 2017
    Description: Worker was trying to unjam a chain conveyor when the conveyor suddenly started moving catching their right forearm.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Transportation and warehousing
    Job Type: Driver
    Date: September 13, 2017
    Description: A small rope that the worker was pulling on while trying to tarp a truck load broke, making the worker lose their balance and he slipped, falling on the ground.

  • Nature of injury: Fracture(s)
    Industry: Marine
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: September 6, 2017
    Description: Worker was moving material from a large vessel into a skiff. The sea swell caught their leg between the skiff and barge.

  • Nature of injury: Near miss
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 28, 2017
    Description: An explosion in a tank caused damage to the structure. No workers were injured.

  • Nature of injury: Concussion
    Industry: Manufacturing
    Job Type: Labourer
    Date: August 23, 2017
    Description: Worker on a construction site fell in a trench when asphalt and ground at the edge of the trench collapsed into the trench.

  • Nature of injury: Back pain
    Industry: Construction
    Job Type: Carpenter
    Date: August 22, 2017
    Description: Worker hurt his back when trusses in the roof system of the building under construction collapsed.

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