Excerpts from the OHS Canada magazine
A mechanical contracting firm in St. John’s, NFLD, has been charged with two workplace safety violations in connection with an incident in March, 2008.
By The Canadian Press
Vale (VALE-N) closed its No. 2 flash furnace in Sudbury early on Sunday morning Feb. 6 after molten metal leaked out between the tapping block and the furnace, the company has confirmed.
The failure of a tapping block on the northeast wall of the furnace caused the metal leak, which then ruptured cooling water lines and caused a reaction in the furnace.
Excerpts from the Alberta Confederation of Labour
EDMONTON – Two men are dead after farm machinery they were transporting came in contact with an overhead power line Thursday evening.
Occupational Health and Safety sent investigators out to the accident, but they left shortly afterwards without conducting a full investigation. The deaths happened on a farm, and farms aren’t covered under Alberta’s workplace safety laws.
Alberta is the only province in Canada where farm workers are not covered in some capacity by workplace legislation.
Excerpt from the government of Ontario’s ‘Newsroom’
Atlas Dewatering Corporation, a Concord company dealing in groundwater control, was fined $75,000 on February 10 for a violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Act after a worker was critically injured. Patrick Maher, a supervisor with the company, was fined $6,000 in relation to the same incident.