Icefield tour bus operator charged under Alberta OHS Act for deadly rollover

The tour bus company involved in a 2020 Icefield crash in Jasper National Park has been charged under the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Act while the RCMP’s criminal investigation has concluded.

Brewster Inc. faces eight charges under the OHS Act, related to “failing to control the hazard of the grade of the slope of the lateral moraine,” not mandating seatbelt usage, not maintaining seatbelts and not checking the safety of equipment.

The case is scheduled to be heard in a Jasper provincial court on June 23.

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On July 18, 2020, an ice explorer vehicle on the Columbia Icefield rolled down an embankment with 25 people in it. The rollover killed three passengers and injured the driver and others.

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A Friday news release from the Alberta government also said the criminal investigation was as done separately from Alberta Occupational Health and Safety.

The RCMP are aware of the charges under the OHS Act and shared all information they gathered with the OHS investigation, the news release said.

An update on the criminal investigation is expected to be released as soon as possible.

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