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Emmanuel Construction
October 25, 2022

OH&S charges laid against Emmanuel Construction

Digital Government and Service NL have announced that Emmanuel Construction Services Ltd. of Glovertown have been charged with violations under Newfoundland and Labrador’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

The charges result from an investigation by Digital Government and Service NL Occupational Health and Safety Division into an incident, which occurred in October 2020, resulting the death of a company employee at a construction site in Terra Nova National Park.

Emmanuel Construction Ltd. is charged with nine violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations relating to its alleged failure to:

  1. Provide a safe workplace and the necessary equipment, systems and tools that are without risk to workers;
  2. Provide the information, instruction, training, supervision and facilities to ensure a safe workplace;
  3. Ensure workers, and especially supervisors, are made familiar with the hazards;
  4. Ensure that work procedures promote the safe interaction of workers and their work environment;
  5. Ensure that a guardrail cannot move in any direction if it is struck;
  6. Ensure that a guardrail has a toprail and a midrail;
  7. Ensure that each machine and piece of equipment is selected, used and operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions, safe work practices, and the regulations;
  8. Ensure a work platform 1.22 metres above grade has guardrails on all open sides and ends that comply with the guardrail requirements in the regulations; and
  9. Ensure that an elevating work platform meets the requirements of the appropriate standard.

The company’s first appearance is scheduled for November 28, 2022, at Provincial Court in Gander.

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