Utility Charged After Worker Is Seriously Injured at Thermal Generating Station

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A utility worker was seriously injured at a thermal generating station. As a result, the utility was charged with six OHS violations relating to its alleged failure to:

  • Provide and maintain a safe workplace and equipment
  • Provide the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision
  • Ensure that safe work procedures were followed
  • Ensure that regular inspections were made at intervals that would ensure safe work conditions were maintained
  • Ensure that equipment was used and operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions
  • Ensure that work areas were arranged to allow the safe movement of workers, equipment and materials [Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro, Govt. News Release, April 12, 2017].