In June 2016 a fishing vessel capsized near Salmon Beach, New Brunswick. Two fishermen died.
Following an investigation into the incident, the federal Transportation Safety Board (TSB) recommended mandatory safety measures. Specifically, that the Government of New Brunswick and WorkSafeNB require people to wear suitable personal flotation devices (PFDs) at all times when on the deck of a commercial fishing vessel or on board a commercial fishing vessel without a deck or deck structure.
While current occupational health and safety legislation excludes fishing vessels from WorkSafeNB’s oversight, WorkSafeNB cares about the health and safety of all New Brunswickers and urges anyone who works or plays on the water to wear a PFD. Wearing one can save your life!