January 11, 2023 By Global News
Five charges have been laid by Alberta Occupational Health and Safety against Finning International Inc., after one worker was killed and another injured on the job at a yard in west Edmonton two years ago.
The workplace death happened when an employee was hurt while servicing an excavator in the Finning Canada D18 Edmonton General Line Construction facility on March 31, 2021. Alberta Health Services said one man was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition, while another man suffered serious leg injuries. Finning said both men were in their forties.
The Occupational Health and Safety investigation found the two Finning employees were attempting to remove a counterweight from an excavator for maintenance work. While removing the last of six bolts, OHS said the counterweight fell onto the workers, resulting in a fatality and a serious injury.
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