City Faces OHS Charges in Road Incident Involving Two Workers

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Two municipal workers were sent to the hospital after they were hit by a 75-year-old motorist as they were laying cold patch asphalt in potholes. They’d been wearing reflective vests and had the hazard lights on their truck flashing, but there was no flagperson working with the crew and the truck didn’t have an amber light bar on the cab. The city was charged with five violations of the OHS Regulations, including failing to employ flagpersons when certain conditions or circumstances existed. The woman who struck the workers wasn’t charged with any traffic offence [City of Corner Brook, Govt. News Release, Feb. 17, 2011].