WSCC charges transport company over July 2017 incident
The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission (WSCC) says it has filed five charges against a Northwest Territories logistics company stemming from an incident last year.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, WSCC said it charged LSI Transport NWT Ltd and a supervisor, Richard German, with safety offences relating to an incident at a worksite south of Yellowknife on Highway 3.
The allegations include failing to protect a worker from dangerous moving parts of a machine (including a lack of audible alarms), failing to provide proper training for both workers and supervisors, and failing to secure machines before workers begin maintenance or repair work.
The incident in question occurred on July 10 last year.
"The WSCC reminds all employers that their legislated workplace responsibilities include ensuring all workers and supervisors receive training and instruction necessary to ensure the safety of workers and the worksite," read the statement, "and ensuring that any machinery at the worksite has the sufficient safety measures in place to prevent incident and injury."
The commission hasn't identified the names of any workers involved in the incident, other than the supervisor charged. The allegations have not yet been tested in court.
WSCC said the case will be heard in court beginning on August 21 in Yellowknife.