City to pay $300K for death of dump truck driver
The City of Edmonton has been fined $85,000, inclusive of the 15 per cent victims fine surcharge, for the death of a worker. In addition, it was ordered under the OHS act section 41.1 to pay $214,500 in favour of AMTA (Alberta Motor Transportation Association) to develop competencies and safety training for use and operation of aggregate hauling equipment.
In April 2015, a worker was unloading reclaimed street sweepings from a dump truck at a City of Edmonton facility. While the worker was at the rear of the truck, the sweepings unexpectedly spilled from the elevated dump box and buried the worker. The worker suffered fatal injuries as a result.
The City of Edmonton pled guilty to section 189 of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code, being an employer, failed to ensure material that could be dislodged, moved or spilled was contained, restrained or protected to eliminate potential danger to workers.
All other charges were withdrawn.
Source: Alberta Labour