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Worker struck by heavy duty spring

Description

Presents the findings of an investigation into a workplace fatality in the transportation communication and utilities sector that occurred in March, 2011. Workers were using a heavy-duty tow truck winch to pull a trailer out of a ditch. The cable broke, swung back and struck a 59-year-old male worker in the head. The worker was transported to hospital in serious condition and has since passed away. See the usage considerations section of this record for more information about OHS work site investigations.

Tags
occupational fatalities transportation communication and utilities sector workplace fatalities workplace fatality investigations workplace fatality reports

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Extent

16 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Employment and Immigration (2008-2011)

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Spatial Coverage

Sundre

Spatial Coverage

LSD 15-18-034-04 W5

Start Date

2011-03-05

End Date

2011-03-05

Resource Dates

Date Created

2012-02-21

Date Added

2018-01-16T23:09:00.420155

Date Modified

2012-02-21

Date Issued

2012-02-21

Audience information

Identifiers

Local Identifier

F-235448

Usage / Licence

Usage Considerations

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) investigates serious incidents, including fatalities, which occur at work sites that fall under provincial OHS legislation. After a serious incident or fatality takes place at a work site, OHS officers investigate the work site to determine the causes and circumstances of the incident or fatality. OHS prepares an investigation report summarizing the incident and then conducts an enforcement action review of the investigation, to determine if the incident file should be submitted to Alberta Justice for consideration for prosecution. OHS publishes the fatality investigation report online only after investigations and all court proceedings, if any, are completed.

Contact

Contact Name

Occupational Health and Safety. Investigation Unit

Contact Email

whs@gov.ab.ca

Contact Other

Phone 1-866-415-8690 (toll-free)