Overview

Cases with charges under OHS legislation that did not result in a conviction are listed below.

These outcomes are related to cases where:

  • charges were withdrawn
  • there was a stay of proceedings
  • the work site party was found not guilty (acquitted)

Cases that resulted in an appeal are included and updated as each case proceeds through the Courts until there is a final outcome.

Prosecution outcomes and appeal status

  • 2017

    Charged is: Eagle Builders LP, Eagle Builders Inc. and Bart Van Haaren

    Date charges laid: October 30, 2017

    Date of alleged offence: November 9, 2015

    Description: While installing a line to be tied into the existing storm line, a worker was taking a measurement in the excavation when a concrete retaining wall collapsed on the worker causing serious injuries.

    Contravention: Eagle Builders LP and Eagle Builders Inc., were charged with 11 counts.

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, being an employer, failed to ensure the health and safety of a worker engaged in the work of that employer
    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the OHS Act, being an employer, failed to ensure the health and safety of a worker when the worker was not engaged in the work of that employer but present at the work site.
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act, being a prime contractor at a work site, failed to establish or maintain a system or process to ensure that a concrete wall panel was properly braced and/or that trench gravel backfilling was done safely.
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act, being a prime contractor at a work site, failed to ensure that an employer at the work site was made aware of the existing hazard of an unsecured concrete wall panel while trench gravel backfilling was being done.
    • Section 12(1)(b) of the OHS Regulation, being an employer, failed to ensure that equipment used at a work site would safely perform the function for which it is intended or was designed.
    • Section 13(1) of the OHS Regulation, being an employer, failed to ensure that work to be done that may endanger a worker, was done by a worker competent to do the work or by a worker who is working under the direct supervision of a worker who is competent to do the work.
    • Section 13(2) of the OHS Regulation, being an employer who developed or implemented a procedure or other measure respecting the work at a work site, failed to ensure that all workers affected by the procedure or measure were familiar with it before the work began.
    • Section 15(1) of the OHS Regulation, being an employer, failed to ensure that a worker or members of the work crew were trained in the safe operation of the equipment that he was required to operate, including a concrete wall panel, brace/s, stake pin/s, gravel run and/or other ancillary equipment used at the work site.
    • Section 7(5) of the OHS Code, being a prime contractor at a work site, failed to ensure that an employer on the work site was made aware of any existing or potential work site hazards that may affect that employer's workers.
    • Section 12(d) of the OHS Code, being an employer, failed to ensure that equipment was operated in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications.
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code, being an employer, failed to ensure that equipment was contained, restrained or protected to eliminate the potential danger to workers.

    Bart VanHaaren was charged with 3 counts:

    • Section 2(2)(b) (ii) of the OHS Act, being a worker engaged in an occupation, failed to co-operate with his employer for the purposes of protecting the health and safety of other workers engaged in the work of his employer.
    • Section 2(2)(b)(iii) OHS Act, being a worker engaged in an occupation, failed to co-operate with his employer for the purposes of protecting the health and safety of other workers not engaged in the work of his employer but present at the work site.
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code, being a worker, failed to ensure where a worker may be injured if equipment or material was dislodged or moved, that the equipment or material was restrained or protected to eliminate the potential danger.

    Status: All charges were stayed July 5, 2018.

    Charged is: Lockwood Resources Ltd.

    Date charges laid:  January 30, 2017

    Date of alleged offence:  February 10, 2015

    Description: A process operator was working alone conducting well-head start up duties at a remote well-site location. The worker was using a lit propane torch to warm components when the worker opened the door to the separator shack. An immediate flash fire occurred, causing severe burn injuries to the worker's hands and face.

    Contravention: Lockwood Resources Ltd. was charged with 1 count:

    • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, being a prime contractor, did fail to ensure, as far as it was reasonably practicable to do so, that the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Regulations and the Adopted Code were complied with in respect of the work site.

    Status: The charge was stayed December 15, 2017

  • 2016

    Charged is: 1459885 Alberta Ltd., operating as Marathon Ventilation and Climate Control Ltd.

    Date charges laid: September 1, 2016

    Date of alleged offence: September 24, 2014

    Description: A worker was preparing to make repairs to a rooftop makeup air unit curb assembly when it shifted and fell on the worker causing fatal injuries.

    Contravention: 1459885 Alberta Ltd., operating as Marathon Ventilation was charged with 7 counts:

    • Section 2 (1) (a) (i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 7 (1) of the OHS Code
    • Section 7 (2) of the OHS Code
    • Section 12 (a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 12 (d) of the OHS Code
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code
    • Section 210 (1) of the OHS Code

    Climate Control Ltd. was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2 (3) of the OHS Act
    • Section 2 (4) of the OHS Act

    Status: All charges were stayed against 1459885 Alberta Ltd., operating as Marathon Ventilation, and Climate Control Ltd. on January 30, 2018.

    Charged is: Grey's Paper Recycling Industries Limited Partnership, Grey's Paper Recycling Industries Ltd., Grey's Paper Recycling Industries Limited Operating as Greys Recycling

    Date charges laid: August 17, 2016

    Date of alleged offence: September 19, 2014

    Description: An operator was attempting to remove a piece of pulp debris from a paper press.  The worker suffered serious injuries when the worker's arm was caught in the rotating press.

    Contravention: Grey's Paper Recycling Industries Limited Partnership, Grey's Paper Recycling Industries Ltd., and Grey's Paper Recycling Industries Limited Operating as Greys Recycling were charged jointly with 4 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 310(2)(a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 13(1)(a) of the OHS Regulation
    • Section 15(1) of the OHS Regulation

    Status: All charges were stayed January 23, 2017.

    Charged is: Capital Steel Inc.

    Date charges laid: May 11, 2016

    Date of alleged offence: August 1, 2014

    Description: A worker employed as general labourer was hand loading solid steel rod onto an outside cantilever steel storage rack. The rack collapsed/tipped over onto the worker, crushing the worker. The worker sustained fatal injuries.

    Contravention: Capital Steel Inc. was charged with 2 counts

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, failure to protect the health and safety of a worker.
    • Section 187(2)(a) of the OHS Code, failure to ensure that storage racks were designed, constructed and maintained to support the load placed on them.

    Status: All charges were stayed May 16, 2017.

    Charged is: Western Rock Products Ltd.

    Date charges laid: April 20, 2016

    Date of alleged offence: June 6, 2014

    Description: A worker employed as a rock truck driver was attempting to repair the driveshaft on a bus at a quarry site. When the driveshaft was disconnected, the bus rolled down an incline, fatally crushing the worker.

    Contravention: Western Rock Products Ltd. was charged with 2 counts

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 9(1)(b) of the OHS Code

    Status: All charges were withdrawn on October 25, 2016. There was a change in circumstances such that it was no longer in the public interest to continue the prosecution.

  • 2015

    Charged is: Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd/Samuel & Fils & Cie Ltee; Omega Joists Inc.

    Date charges laid: December 11, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: January 23, 2014

    Description: A worker was walking by a rolling mill, and heard a "bearing grinding" in or around the second roller. At this time, the worker entered into the rolling mill area through an unguarded area, stepped up on the platform, and put their right hand down to "feel" which roller was making the grinding noise. The worker's gloved hand was rolled into the mill. The worker suffered serious injuries to their hand as a result of the incident.

    Contravention: Samuel, Son & Co., Ltd/Samuel & Fils & Cie Ltee and Omega Joists Inc. were charged with 3 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 310(2)(a) of the OHS Act
    • Section 212(A), Section 212(1) of the OHS Code

    Status: All charges were withdrawn September 21, 2016.

    Charged is: Clean Harbors Energy and Industrial Service LP; Clean Harbors Energy and Industrial Services Corp.; Clean Harbors Industrial Services Canada, Inc.; and Clean Harbors Surface Rentals, Ltd.

    Date charges laid: November 20, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: November 26, 2013

    Description: Two workers were cleaning the interiors and exteriors of a pair of tanker trailers that were parked in the wash-bay at the Clean Harbors maintenance facility in Leduc. The trailers had most recently contained hexane. During the washing process, the tanker trailer compartments' contents drained into the open sump pit immediately below the tanker trailers. Flammable and explosive vapours from the hexane built up in the wash-bay and sump and came in contact with an ignition source in the wash-bay office immediately adjacent to the wash-bay. An explosion and fire started in the office and moved rapidly through the wash-bay, causing burns to the two workers.

    Contravention: Clean Harbors Energy and Industrial Service LP; Clean Harbors Energy and Industrial Services Corp.; Clean Harbors Industrial Services Canada, Inc.; and Clean Harbors Surface Rentals, Ltd. were charged with 9 Counts as follows:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the (OHS) Act
    • Section 13(1)(a) of Alberta Regulation
    • Section 13(1)(b) of Alberta Regulation
    • Section 13(3) of the OHS Regulation
    • Section 15(3)(a) of Alberta Regulation
    • Section 15(3)(a) of Alberta Regulation
    • Section 165(3)(a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 407 of the OHS Code

    Status: All charges withdrawn June 16, 2016.

    Charged is: Tartan Industrial Contractors Ltd. and LMLIC Holdings Inc.

    Date charges laid: September 18, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: November 12, 2013

    Description: A worker was unloading an elevating platform off of a trailer. The trailer tipped over, causing the elevating platform to land on its side and the worker to receive serious injuries.

    Contravention: Tartan Industrial Contractors Ltd. and LML IC Holdings Inc. were charged with 8 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, failing to ensure the health and safety of a worker.
    • Section 7(1) of the OHS Code, failing to assess a work site for hazards before work began at a new work site.
    • Section 7(2) of the OHS Code, failing to prepare a report of the results of a hazard assessment (H/A) and methods used to control identified hazards.
    • Section 7(4)(c) of the OHS Code, failing to ensure a H/A was repeated when a work process changed.
    • Section 12(d) of the OHS Code, failing to ensure equipment was handled according to the manufacturer's specifications or the specifications certified by a professional engineer.
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code, failure by the employer and worker to ensure equipment was restrained to eliminate potential danger.
    • Section 13(1)(a) of the OHS Regulation, failing to ensure the worker was competent to do the work when the work to be done could endanger a worker.
    • Section 15(1) of the OHS Regulation, failing to ensure the worker was trained in the safe operation of the equipment the worker was required to operate.

    Status: All charges stayed August 22, 2017.

    Charged is: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited

    Date charges laid: August 14, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: August 17, 2013

    Description: A worker was backing a gravel truck with a semi-trailer end dump unit on uneven ground. When the load was approximately 60 per cent lifted, the trailer fell over on the driver's side. No injuries were reported.

    Contravention: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited. was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, as the employer, failed to ensure the health and safety of workers engaged in the work of that employer.
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act, as prime contractor, failed to ensure the OHS Act, regulations and code were complied with at the work site.

    Status: All charges were withdrawn September 25, 2017.

    Charged is: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited

    Date charges laid: June 19, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: August 9, 2013

    Description: A worker was in the process of unloading a semi-trailer end dump gravel truck when the end dump unit tipped over, crushing the cab of another gravel truck nearby and causing fatal injuries to the driver.

    Contravention: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited. was charged with 5 counts:

    • Three Counts of Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, failure to ensure, as an employer, the safety of a worker engaged in the work of the employer.
    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act, failure to ensure, as a contractor, that the employer complied with the OHS Act, the regulations and the adopted code in respect of the work site.
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act, failure to ensure, as prime contractor, that the OHS Act, the regulations and the adopted code were complied with in respect of the work site.

    Status: Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited were found not guilty on all five counts on January 26, 2018.

    Charged is: Nexen Energy ULC, formerly Nexen Inc.

    Date charges laid: May 8, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: May 19, 2013

    Description: A nitrogen hose ruptured, releasing hydrogen gas and a fire ensued, which resulted in a Nexen Process Operator sustaining burn injuries.

    Contravention: Nexen was charged with 6 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, failure to protect the health and safety of a worker
    • Section 12(1)(b) of OHS Alberta Regulation, failure to ensure all equipment used at a work site would safely perform the function for which it was intended or designed
    • Section 12(1)(c) of the OHS Regulation, failure to ensure all equipment used at a work site was of adequate strength for its purpose
    • Section 15(1) of OHS Alberta Regulation, failure to ensure a worker was trained in the safe operation of the equipment worker was required to operate
    • Section 15(2) of OHS Alberta Regulation, failure to ensure the training referred to in subsection (1) included: selection of appropriate equipment, limitations of the equipment, operator's pre-use inspection, use of the equipment, operator skills required by the manufacturer's specifications for equipment, basic mechanical and maintenance requirements of equipment, loading and unloading of the equipment, and hazards specific to the operation of the equipment at the work site
    • Section 12(a) of the OHS Code, failure to ensure equipment was of sufficient size, strength and design and made of suitable materials to withstand stresses imposed on it during operation

    Status: On August 31, 2017 the Court granted a permanent stay of the proceedings in this matter on the basis that Nexen's right to be tried within a reasonable time had been violated. All charges were stayed.

    Charged is: Blacklaw Manufacturing Inc. and BP Machine Ltd.

    Date charges laid: May 1, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: May 24, 2013

    Description: A machinist was crushed between the turret housing and the rear door of an industrial lathe.

    Contravention: Both parties are charged with 3 counts each:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
    • Section 9(2) of the OHS Code 2009 as adopted by the OHS Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the OHS Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
    • Section 310(2)(A) of the OHS Code 2009 as adopted by the OHS Code Order, Alberta regulation 97/2009 pursuant to the OHS Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.

    Status: All charges stayed on August 13, 2015.

    Charged is: Swab Master Ltd.

    Date charges laid: March 3, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: April 23, 2013

    Description: An explosion occurred while workers were preparing to clean the interior of a cargo tank mounted on a truck. The cargo tank last contained produced water and was identified by Class 3 flammable liquid placards with UN number 1267. Two workers suffered serious injuries.

    Contravention: Swab Master Ltd. was charged with 5 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 165(3)(a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 9(1) of the OHS Code
    • Section 169(2)(b)(i) of the OHS Code
    • Section 169(2)(d)(i) of the OHS Code

    Status: All charges were withdrawn on June 23, 2016.

    Charged is: Promac Industries Ltd. and Promac Industries Limited Partnership

    Date charges laid: February 6, 2015

    Date of alleged offence: March 19, 2013

    Description: A worker was seriously injured when the worker's left arm became entangled in a CNC (computer numeric control) lathe.

    Contravention: Both parties are charged with 5 counts each:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 12(1)(a) OHS Regulation
    • Section 12(1)(b) OHS Regulation
    • Section 12(d) of the OHS Code
    • Section 15(1) OHS Regulation

    Status: All charges against Promac Industries Ltd. and Promac Industries Limited Partnership were withdrawn on December 18, 2015.

  • 2014

    Charged is: ConocoPhillips Resources Corporation

    Date charges laid: October 3, 2014

    Date of alleged offence: October 7 & 8, 2012

    Description:   The incident occurred when a welder was using a cutting torch on a well that was in the final stages of abandonment. An uncontrolled fire occurred and the welder sustained serious burn injuries.

    Contravention: ConocoPhillips Resources Corporation, noted as the Contractor and Prime Contractor, was charged with 6 counts:

    October 7, 2012

    • Section 2(5) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, failure to ensure, as contractor directing the activities of an employer at a work site, that the employer complied with the OHS Act, the regulations and the code.
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act, failure to ensure, as prime contractor under subsection 1, that the OHS Act, regulations and adopted code were complied with in respect of the work site.
    • Section 18(1) of the OHS Act, failure to notify a Director of Inspection, as prime contractor, that an injury or accident occurred at a work site
    • Part 2, Section 7(5) of the OHS Code, failure to ensure that an employer on the work site was made aware of any existing or potential work

    October 8, 2012

    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act, failure to ensure, as contractor directing the activities of an employer at a work site, that the employer complied with the OHS Act, the regulations and the code.
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act, failure to ensure, as prime contractor under subsection 1, that the OHS Act, regulations and adopted code were complied with in respect of the work site.

    Status: All charges were withdrawn May 1, 2017.

    Charged is: Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd.; Dale's Trucking Inc.; 1564132 Alberta Ltd.

    Date charges laid: September 24, 2014

    Date of alleged offence: September 28, 2012

    Description: A worker was connecting sump piping from a sleeper shack on a drilling site to a septic life pump when the worker was fatally injured.

    Contravention: Strategic Oil & Gas Ltd. was charged with 4 counts:

    • Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act Section 3 – Prime Contractor
    • Alberta OHS Act Section 2(1)(a)(i) – Obligations of Employers (to their own workers)
    • Alberta OHS Act Section 2(1)(a)(ii) – Obligations of Employers (to other workers at the work site)
    • Alberta OHS Code Section 7 – Hazard Assessment

    Dale's Trucking Inc. was charged with 2 counts:

    • Alberta OHS Act Section 2(2) – Worker Obligations
    • Alberta OHS Act 2(3) – Supplier Obligations

    1564132 Alberta Ltd. was charged with 3 counts

    • Alberta OHS Act Section 2(1)(a)(i) – Obligations of Employers (to their own workers)
    • Alberta OHS Act Section 2(1)(a)(ii) – Obligations of Employers (to other workers at the work site)
    • Alberta OHS Code Section 7 – Hazard Assessment

    Status: All charges stayed on April 20, 2015.

    Charged is: CWC Well Services Corp.

    Date charges laid: August 15, 2014

    Date of alleged offence: September 9, 2012

    Type: Serious Injury

    Description: A worker seriously injured when the worker fell down the stairs accessing the rig floor on a service rig. The worker was attempting to avoid falling equipment.

    Contravention: CWC Energy Services Corp. was charged with 3 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, R.S.A 2000, Chapter O-2, as amended.
    • Section 7(4) of the OHS Code 2009, as adopted by the OHS Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the OHS Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code 2009, as adopted by the OHS Code Order, Alberta Regulation 87/2009 pursuant to the OHS Act, R.S.A. 2000, Chapter 0-2, as amended.

    Status: CWC Well Services Corp. was acquitted on all counts June 6, 2016

    Charged is: United Rentals of Canada, Inc.

    Date charges laid: June 26, 2014

    Date of alleged offence: June 29, 2012

    Description: A truck driver went to the aid of a skid steer operator when the cab door of the loader that the truck driver was operating dislodged from the door support tracks and fell on top of the loader operator. The bucket was raised at the time. As the truck driver reached in to assist the loader operator, the bucket fell, crushing the truck driver underneath the bucket and between the right bucket boom arm and the cab of the loader.

    Contravention: United Rentals of Canada was charged with one count:

    • Section 2(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act

    Status: Charges were withdrawn May 25, 2016.

  • 2013

    Charged is: Ensign Drilling Inc., Ensign Drilling Partnership, Ensign Drilling Inc., operating as Ensign Canadian Drilling, Ensign Drilling Inc. and Artisan Corporation, carrying on business under the firm name and style of Ensign Drilling Partnership and Artisan Corporation AND Encana Corporation

    Date charges laid: December 17, 2013

    Date of alleged offence: December 26, 2011

    Description: A Leasehand and a Floorhand were on the rig floor measuring a drill pipe when the Leasehand fell down the V-door landing on the catwalk and was seriously injured.

    Contravention: Ensign Drilling Inc., Ensign Drilling Partnership, Ensign Drilling Inc., operating as Ensign Canadian Drilling, Ensign Drilling Inc. and Artisan Corporation, carrying on business under the firm name and style of Ensign Drilling Partnership and Artisan Corporation were charged with 4 counts each:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 185 of the OHS Code
    • Section 139(a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 140(1) of the OHS Code

    Encana Corporation was charged was 1 count:

    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act

    Status: All charges withdrawn on April 27, 2015.

    Charged is: Gasfrac Services GP Inc., Isolation Equipment Services Inc., Husky Oil Operations Limited

    Date charges laid: March 6, 2013

    Date of alleged offence: March 7, 2011

    Description: Two workers were seriously injured, while several other workers sustained minor injuries when propane and other fluids escaped from a well bore and a flash fire occurred.

    Contravention: Husky Oil Operations was charged with 9 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act
    • Section 7(1) of the OHS Code
    • Section 7(4) of the OHS Code
    • Section 162.1(1)(a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 162.1(1)(b) of the OHS Code
    • Section 162.1(1)(d) of the OHS Code
    • Section 165(3)(a) of the OHS Code

    Gasfrac Services GP Inc was charged with 7 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the OHS Act
    • Section 7(1) of the OHS Code
    • Section 7(4) of the OHS Code
    • Section 162.1(1)(a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 162.1(1)(b) of the OHS Code
    • Section 162.1(1)(d) of the OHS Code
    • Section 165 (3)(a) of the OHS Code

    Isolation Equipment Services Inc. was charged with 3 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the OHS Act
    • Section 7(1) of the OHS Code
    • Section 7(4) of the OHS Code

    Status: Charges withdrawn. Case closed March 16, 2015.

  • 2012

    Charged is: Weatherford Canada Partnership, Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems Canada Ltd., Weatherford Canada Ltd., and Precision Energy Services ULC

    Date charges laid: December 14, 2012

    Date of alleged offence: January 14, 2011

    Description: Workers were in the process of fishing out a logging tool string which had become stuck in a wellbore. One worker was seriously injured when a wire rope sling failed. The sling and pieces of equipment fell, striking the worker.

    Contravention: Weatherford Canada Partnership, Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems Canada Ltd., Weatherford Canada Ltd. And Precision Energy Services ULC, all carrying on business under the name and style of Weatherford Canada Partnership were charged with 4 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) OHS Act
    • Section 13(2) OHS Regulation
    • Section 9(1) OHS Code

    Status: Charges were stayed on May 16, 2014.

    Charged is: Precision Drilling Corporation, Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership, Precision Diversified Oilfield Services Corp and, Precision Diversified Oilfield Services Corp and Precision Drilling Corporation Operating as Precision Drilling, A Division of Precision Drilling Canada Limited

    Date charges laid: November 16, 2012

    Date of alleged offence: December 12, 2010

    Description:   A worker was fatally injured on a drilling rig when the worker was struck by rotating equipment.

    Contravention: Precision Drilling Corporation, Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership, Precision Diversified Oilfield Services Corp And, Precision Diversified Oilfield Services Corp and Precision Drilling Corporation Operating as Precision Drilling, A Division of Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership were charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 9(1) of the OHS Code

    Status: Appeal set for June 16 and 17, 2016.

    Charged is: Road Train Oilfield Transport Ltd.

    Date charges laid: September 19, 2012

    Date of alleged offence: September 24, 2010

    Description: A worker received fatal injuries when, during the winching of a well testing trailer onto the 5th wheel hitch of a winch truck, the winch cable and tail chain recoiled and struck the worker.

    Contravention: Road Train Oilfield Transport Ltd. is charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 310(2)(g) of the OHS Code

    Status: Charges were stayed on March 25, 2013.

    Charged is: Myshak Crane and Rigging Ltd, Myshak Sales and Rentals Ltd.

    Date charges laid: May 4, 2012

    Date of alleged offence: June 10, 2010

    Description: A worker was fatally injured when a large metal cabinet fell on the worker from the rear of a tractor trailer van.

    Contravention: Myshak Crane and Rigging Ltd. was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code

    Myshak Sales and Rentals Ltd. was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the OHS Act
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code

    Status: Both companies were acquitted on all charges after trial on November 15, 2013.

    Charged is: Dibco Underground Limited

    Date charges laid: May 4, 2012

    Date of alleged offence: May 5, 2010

    Description: A worker was seriously injured when the worker was pinned between a loaded bucket and the deck of a boom truck.

    Contravention: Dibco Underground Ltd. is charged with three counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 70(1)(a) of the OHS Code
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code

    Status: Charges were stayed on November 13, 2013.

  • 2011

    Charged is: Bayview Constructors Inc.

    Date charges laid: October 14, 2011

    Date of alleged offence: November 18, 2009

    Description: Two workers were performing cleanup work on the second level of a school under renovation. One worker stepped back to avoid the dust being generated by the cleanup work and fell almost 4 metres through a partially covered floor opening.

    Contravention: Bayview Constructors Inc. was charged with two counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the OHS Act
    • Section 314(3)(a) of the OHS Code

    Status: Charges were stayed on February 21, 2013.

  • 2010

    Charged is: Encana Corporation

    Date charges laid: October 1, 2010

    Date of alleged offence: October 3, 2008

    Description:   A worker was at a natural gas separator/compressor facility when the worker was struck on the head and fatally injured by an unsecured discharge pipe.

    Contravention: Encana Corporation was charged with 5 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the OHS Act
    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act
    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code

    Status: Charges against Encana Corporate were stayed on November 20, 2012.

    Charged is: Precision Drilling Corporation

    Date charges laid: July 12, 2010

    Date of alleged offence: July 14, 2008

    Description:   A floorhand was seriously injured when the worker was working on a slant service rig. A power tong was dislodged from the tong cart while a tubing string was being lowered into an oil well. The power tong fell and landed on the worker's leg.

    Contravention: Precision Drilling Corporation was charged with 3 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 774(b) of the OHS Code
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code

    Status: Charges against Precision Drilling Corporation were stayed on December 9, 2011.

  • 2009

    Charged is:  Procrane Inc. Operating as Sterling Crane and Nabors Drilling Limited

    Date charges laid: February 23, 2009

    Date of alleged offence: February 27, 2007

    Description: A load from a crane fell and fatally injured a worker.

    Contravention: Procrane Inc. operating as Sterling Crane and Nabors Drilling Limited were charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 189 of the OHS Code

    Nabors Drilling Limited was also charged with one additional count:

    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act

    Status: Charges stayed against Nabors Drilling Ltd. in September 2010, prior to the trial. Sterling Crane found not guilty on both counts January 26, 2011.

  • 2008

    Charged is:  936923 Alberta Ltd., 936923 Alberta Ltd. o/a Avalon Master Builder and GNH Construction Ltd.

    Date charges laid: October 8, 2008

    Date of alleged offence: October 12, 2006

    Description: A worker fell approximately 5.80 metres through the stairwell openings and landed in the basement.

    Contravention: 936923 Alberta Ltd was charged with one count:

    • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act

    936923 Alberta Ltd o/a Avalon Master Builder was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the OHS Act
    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act

    GNH Construction Ltd was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act
    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the OHS Act

    Status: Charges stayed against Avalon Master Builder, GNH Construction and 936923 Alberta Ltd., on January 27, 2011.

    Charged is: Begg Industrial

    Date charges laid: May 9, 2008

    Date of alleged offence: May 10, 2006

    Description: A worker fell an undetermined height striking the back of the worker's head onto a wash bay concrete floor and sustained serious head injuries.

    Contravention: Begg Industrial was charged with one count:

    • Section 18(1) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act

    Status: Charges Dismissed November 27, 2008.

    Appeal filed December 22, 2008.

    Stay of Proceedings March 13, 2009.

    Charged is: Nexen Inc.

    Date charges laid: April 9, 2008

    Date of alleged offence: April 10, 2006

    Description: A worker on a drilling rig had their left hand amputated while up in the rig's derrick.

    Contravention: Nexen Inc. was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 3(3) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 2(5) of the OHS Act

    Status: Stay of Proceedings November 14, 2008.

  • 2007

    Charged is: Precision Drilling Corporation and Celtic Exploration Ltd.

    Date charges laid: August 8, 2007

    Date of alleged offence: August 9, 2005

    Description: A worker was fatally injured and two workers were injured by an explosion at a well site.

    Contravention: Precision Drilling Corporation was charged with 5 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 2(1)(a)(ii) of the OHS Act
    • Section 13(2) of the OHS Regulation
    • Section 7(1) of the OHS Code
    • Section 163(1) of the OHS Code pursuant to the OHS Act

    Celtic Exploration Ltd. was charged with one count:

    • Section 3(3) of the OHS Act

    Status: Stay of Proceedings September 14, 2009.

  • 2006

    Charged is: Northern Forage

    Date charges laid: January 4, 2006

    Date of alleged offence: January 6, 2004

    Description: Worker fell head first into a hay bale de-stacking machine.

    Contravention: Northern Forage was charged with 2 counts:

    • Section 2(1)(a)(i) of the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
    • Section 37(1)(a) of the OHS Act

    Status: Stay of Proceedings March 13, 2009

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