Employer Fined $13,000 for Traffic Incident Involving Road Crew

A crew of workers was inspecting the deterioration of asphalt on a road in St. John’s when a car veered into the group. One worker, an engineer, died at the scene. Two others were seriously injured. None of them were wearing protective gear or had been trained to work at such a site. An employer pleaded guilty to three OHS charges and was fined $13,000 [Irving Oil Ltd., May 9, 2014].