Family confirms worker shocked at future Edmonton-area Amazon warehouse has died

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted February 19, 2020 2:30 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A worker who suffered an electric shock at the site of a future Amazon warehouse…

Victim of electrocution incident at Leduc County Amazon warehouse site identified

Posted February 17, 2020 1:33 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The man injured in an electrocution incident at the under-construction Amazon Canada warehouse in Leduc County has been identified as…

Labour group, Opposition blast UCP changes to workplace health and safety committees

Alberta employers will no longer be required to have an occupational health and safety (OHS) committee at every worksite, come Jan. 31. Workers sort recycling at Edmonton Waste Management Centre in December 2017. Ian Kucerak / Postmedia Alberta employers will…

Locked out employees of Co-op Refinery concerned about safety of community

Unifor members are raising concerns over the safety of the Regina Co-op Refinery after hundreds of employees were locked out by their employer Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) on Thursday. “Management that are not trained should not be running this refinery,”…

Cover-ups, lies ‘a systemic cancer’ in world of oilpatch health and safety breaches: whistleblowers

The words may not have been explicit, but oilpatch contractor Matthew Linnitt says he read between the lines: lie on official documents about an incident that could have killed him, or someone would be fired. The tacit threat, he alleges,…

Alberta village facing 7 OHS charges after woman killed by falling lawn mower in 2017

The village of Dewberry has been charged with seven offences under Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety laws in connection with a 2017 workplace death. On June 14, 2017, a 21-year-old woman died from injuries she sustained while working on a…

Construction accident in Alberta’s energy sector kills two workers

A construction accident in northern Alberta has killed two workers. Source Energy Services says in a statement that the contractors died on Tuesday during work on additional storage capacity for what’s known as fracking sand at the company’s terminal near Fox Creek,…

Worker dead after workplace incident at northern Alberta oilsands site

An investigation is underway after a worker died following an incident at the Fort Hills oilsands site in northern Alberta on Monday. A spokesperson for the construction firm Ledcor told Global News one of its employees was the person killed.…

‘Today we mourn, but tomorrow we fight’: Albertans honour 162 workers who died in 2018

Albertans marked the International Day of Mourning on Sunday, commemorating 162 workers who died in 2018 while highlighting the need for safer and healthier practices to protect employees. Edmonton Names, ages and causes of death — respiratory disease, trauma, cancer…

CNOOC fined $450,000 for blast that killed 2 men at Long Lake facility

The company formerly known as Nexen Energy has been fined $450,000 after pleading guilty to charges in the deaths of two oilsands workers in northern Alberta. The two men died from an explosion at the Long Lake SAGD and upgrader…