Company Fined $46,000 after Worker Dies in Fall Through Ice on Equipment


A worker was clearing a drill pad with a crawler tractor at an exploration drilling site on Cree Lake when it broke through the ice. He died. The drilling company pleaded guilty to violating the OHS Regulations by failing to ensure that all work was sufficiently and competently supervised, resulting in a worker’s death. The company was fined $46,000 [D.J. Drilling (2004) Ltd., Govt. News Release, July 8, 2012].