Fish pro­ces­sor fac­ing charges

Har­bour Grace mishap se­ri­ously in­jured worker

The Compass - - OPINION -

A fish pro­cesing com­pany and one of its su­per­vi­sors have been charged in connection with a 2010 mishap on the wharf in Har­bour Grace that re­sulted in se­ri­ous in­juries to a fish­er­man from Up­per Is­land Cove.

Ser­vice NL an­nounced today ( June 5) that Barry Group Inc. and a com­pany su­per­vi­sor have been charged with vi­o­la­tions un­der the Oc­cu­pa­tional Health and Safety Act and Reg­u­la­tions in re­la­tion to the Aug. 13, 2010 in­ci­dent.

The charges are the re­sult of an in­ves­ti­ga­tion by the Oc­cu­pa­tional Health and Safety Branch.

Fish­er­man Ran­dell Drover was struck and knocked over by a fork­lift while crab was be­ing off­loaded from his ves­sel.

The fork­lift was owned and op­er­ated by the Barry Group.

Drover suf­fered bleeds on the brain, a bro­ken jaw­bone and a frac­tured skull. He also de­vel­oped lung prob­lems and was on life-sup­port for 42 days.

The com­pany has been charged with four vi­o­la­tions un­der the act and reg­u­la­tions which re­late gen­er­ally to its al­leged fail­ure as an em­ployer to en­sure that mo­bile equip­ment was main­tained in safe work­ing order and to en­sure that a safe work­place and equip­ment was pro­vided and main­tained.

In ad­di­tion, the em­ployer failed to en­sure that per­sons not in its em­ploy were not ex­posed to health and safety haz­ards.

The su­per­vi­sor has been charged with know­ingly per­mit­ting a worker to op­er­ate mo­bile equip­ment which could cre­ate an un­due hazard to the health or safety of a per­son.

The first ap­pear­ance for both is sched­uled for June 19 at provin­cial court in Har­bour Grace.

Sub­mit­ted photo

STU­DENTS IN STITCHES – The Grade 3 class at Tri­con Ele­men­tary in Bay de Verde did some re­search on their New­found­land cul­ture and made a quilt de­pict­ing some New­found­land im­ages. They re­ally en­joyed work­ing on this project and have it proudly dis­played in the front en­trance of the school. The Grade 3 class in­cludes the fol­low­ing: Front (l-r) – Re­becca Power, Kar­lie Squires, Shelby Burt, Emma Nor­ris-Bursey, Alyssa Bar­rett, Madi­son Hop­kins and Hay­ley North; mid­dle row – Kyle Woodfine, Adrian Sparkes, Gor­don Barnes, Shawn Meadus, Zachary Thorne, An­drew Kelly and Gra­cie But­ton; back – Ms. Hop­kins, Car­son Love­less, Zan­der Doyle, Austin Rice, Gavin Thorne and Ms. Doyle. Miss­ing is Coby Love­less.

Ran­dell and Jan­ice Drover are seen in this file photo from De­cem­ber 2011.

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