Service NL
October 12, 2017

Occupational Health and Safety Charges Laid Against Flynn Canada Limited

Flynn Canada Limited has been charged with violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations in relation to an incident that occurred in September 2015. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety Division of Service NL.

The incident occurred at the site of the Paul Reynolds Community Centre in St. John’s, and involved work on the roof while the building was under construction. A worker suffered injuries when he fell through an opening in the roof to the ground below.

The company has been charged with three violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations which relate to its alleged failure to:

  1. Provide a safe workplace;
  2. Ensure that workers were made familiar with hazards; and
  3. Ensure that temporary flooring was installed at the work area.

The first appearance occurred on October 10, and the next appearance is scheduled for November 22, 2017, at Provincial Court in St. John’s.

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Media contact
Gina MacArthur
Service NL
709-729-4748, 730-2977
GinaMacArthur@gov.nl.ca

2017 10 12                              2:00 p.m.