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Manitoba Liberals say workplace death plea deal shows province isn’t serious about worker health – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 201970 Views

November 14, 2019

The Manitoba Liberal Party and the father of a man killed in a workplace accident in a Manitoba Hydro marshalling yard near Gillam in 2018 say a plea deal with the company that employed him at the time shows that the provincial government isn’t taking workplace health and safety seriously enough.

Seven Workplace Health and Safety Act charges, including for failing to ensure the safety and health of workers, failing to provide adequate training and competent supervision to workers, and failing to develop and implement safe work procedures for the use of dunnage to secure a load on a trailer, were laid against Forbes Bros. Ltd, an Edmonton-based private contractor working for Manitoba Hydro, in April. They related to the Jan. 17, 2018 death of 22-year-old Todd Maytwayashing of Lake Manitoba First Nation, who saw a problem with the way steel was loaded on another worker’s truck and was going to help fix the problem when a bundle of steel weighing 500 to 600 pounds came loose and struck him in the head, killing him.

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