OHS Charges Laid in Death of Fish and Wildlife Officer on Snowmobile
Posted On December 22, 2014
A fish and wildlife enforcement officer was patrolling an area on a snowmobile when he fell through the ice and drowned. As a result, the Justice and Public Safety Department was charged under the OHS Act with failing to:
- Provide necessary information, instruction, training and supervision;
- Ensure necessary protective clothing and devices were used; and
- Ensure written safe work procedures appropriate to the hazards and work activity were included in its safety program [Justice and Public Safety Department, Govt. News Release, Dec. 19, 2014].
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