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OHS charges laid following fatality at Labrador construction camp

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WABUSH, N.L. —

A Corner Brook company is facing six charges under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act relating to a death at a construction camp near Lodge Bay on the Trans-Labrador Highway.

Johnson’s Construction Limited is facing charges including failing to provide and maintain a safe workplace; failing to provide the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to its workers; and failure to ensure its workers and supervisors were made aware of the hazards.

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The charges arise from an incident on June 22, 2018 involving an employee who suffered fatal injuries while a crew was preparing to move a construction camp trailer from one site to another.

The first appearance is scheduled for Jan. 14, 2020 at Provincial Court in Wabush.

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