Occupational Health and Safety charges have been dismissed against a construction company in Trepassey, Newfoundland and Labrador.
In June 2015, Southern Construction (1981) Ltd. worker, CJ Curtis was not wearing fall protection equipment when he fell through a skylight. Curtis sustained fatal injuries.
According to an article published by CBC News, the construction company was charged with four safety infractions in November 2016:
- Failing to provide a safe workplace
- Ensuring workers were made familiar with the hazards
- Ensuring fall protection was used
- Arranging work areas to promote the safe movement of workers
Due to the fact that the scene was unsecured and the integrity of the accident site was not preserved, “there was no evidence to prove anyone was at fault for Curtis’ death.”