Orion Rentals required to pay $100K for training program

Worker suffered serious injuries while operating power equipment

Orion Rentals of Lacombe, Alta. has pleaded guilty to section (2)(1)(a)(i) of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act. The company was fined $1,000 plus the 15 per cent victim fine surcharge. In addition, Orion Rentals was ordered under to pay $100,000 in favour of Energy Safety Canada for the development and delivery of an industry-specific training program.


On Nov. 16, 2015, a worker was tasked with operating power mobile equipment which the employer had modified for the purpose of spooling lay-flat irrigation piping. During the process, the spooling mechanism accelerated. This released the hose and steel coupler which smashed through the operator windshield and caused serious injuries to the worker.


Source: Alberta Labour