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Guilty verdict and prison sentence handed down in BC ferry tragedy

On March 22, 2006, the ferry “Queen of the North” ran aground and sank in Wright Sound, British Columbia.   Tragically, two passengers were lost and presumed drowned. The ensuing Transportation Safety Board investigation concluded that the ferry’s navigation officer, Karl Lilgert, had at the time of the accident been engaged in conversation with Karen Briker,

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Are you a 22-22-22 employee?

If you’re reading this post in the evening, through a mobile device, and you’re still working, you are likely part of Generation Y. Born between 1981 and 2000, the 12 million Canadian members of Generation Y, have accepted working hours and conditions that, according to a recent article in the New York Times, have coined

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Employee charged for failure to report unsafe work

An Ontario employee has been charged under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act (“OHSA”) for allegedly not reporting a dangerous work situation. The employee, a City of Ottawa (“City”) worker, was present while a private contractor was hooking up connections for a new development site to the city’s water and sewer systems. Also present

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Coroner makes recommendations to improve occupational health and safety in construction industry

The Office of the Chief Coroner of Ontario has recently made recommendations to the Chief Prevention Officer and the Ministry of Labour relating to improved safety for workers in the construction industry. In the Verdict of the Coroner’s Jury regarding the Inquest into the death of Mark Pagavathsing, dated September 21, 2012 (2012 CanLII 66789),

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