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WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY - Offences and enforcement - Defences - Due diligence - Offences - Failure to ensure health and safety of workers

Friday, March 31, 2017 @ 8:55 AM  

Application by the Crown for leave to appeal a Summary Conviction Appeal Judge (appeal judge) decision setting aside the respondent’s convictions under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to ensure the safety of its workers. In December 2010, a team of the respondent’s employees were removing an oil drill string from a well. During the process, the drilling pipe suddenly spun out of control while two employees were in the rotary table danger zone. Part of the apparatus struck one of the floorhands, who...