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An employee helping to erect a permanent work camp near Wabasca, Alberta was injured on February 5 after he fell about eight feet from a roof.
Alberta Employment and Immigration (AEI) spokesman Chris Chodan says the contract worker was moving from one of the campâ€™s modules to another when he slipped off a beam and fell to the ground. The 42-year-old worker suffered cracked vertebrae in the 1:30 pm accident, Chodan says.
The worker was employed by a contractor that was working alongside Laricina Energy Ltd, a private company which concentrates on â€œcapturing opportunities in the oil sands areas of Western Canada,â€ says information from its website. Laricina Energy is based in Calgary, but has a field office in Wabasca.
A trenching accident happened on a golf course in Saskatchewan in 2008 during the installation of new water and sewer pipes. The Elkridge Golf and Conference Centre pleaded guilty to four charges after a worker was partially buried in a trench. They received a fine of $14,000.
The company failed to do the following:
1) Ensure workers were protected from cave-ins or sliding material in a trench,
2) Notify Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Division of a dangerous occurrence,
3) Ensure that work was sufficiently and competently supervised â€˜
4) Ensure the company had an OH&S program.