Service NL
June 18, 2019

Occupational Health and Safety Charges Laid

RJG Construction Limited of St. John’s has been charged with violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations in relation to an incident that occurred in October 2017. The charges are the result of an investigation by the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Division of Service NL.

The incident, which resulted in a worker’s foot being partially amputated, occurred at a wharf construction site at the harbour in St. John’s.

The company has been charged with nine violations under the act and regulations which relate to its alleged failure to:

  1. Provide and maintain a safe workplace;
  2. Provide information, instruction, training and supervision necessary;
  3. Ensure workers and particularly supervisors are made familiar with the hazards;
  4. Ensure that safe work procedures are followed;
  5. Ensure that safe work procedures promote the safe interaction of workers and their work environment;
  6. Ensure that the use of a mobile crane met the requirements of CSA Z150;
  7. Ensure the OHS Program included written safe work procedures appropriate to the hazards and work activity;
  8. Implement its OHS Program; and
  9. Ensure that material was placed in a secure manner that did not constitute a hazard to a worker.

The first appearance is scheduled for July 16, 2019, at Provincial Court in St. John’s.

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Media contact
Krista Dalton
Service NL
709-729-4748, 685-6492
kristadalton@gov.nl.ca

2019 06 18                              11:55 a.m.