Jan. 31: Trial Starts on Worker’s Death at Office Party

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A Calgary man was killed after being struck by a lever from a cow roping ride during an office Stampede party. His employer was charged with violating the OHS Act for failing to protect a worker. But at the trial that began last week, defence counsel said the company shouldn’t be liable for what happened at a company party, calling the worker’s death “the result of a bizarre and freakish chain of events that no one could have foreseen.”