Court delay in Harbour International case
Defence says Crown has not produced disclosure document
A local cold storage and marine vessel handling company has had its court case delayed for a second time.
Harbour International Ltd. in Bay Roberts— the home of Moor Frost cold storage on Water Street — is facing charges stemming from an incident that took place at the Bay Roberts wharf in July 2011 while offloading was taking place from the MV Aqviq.
The incident involved a frozen fish weighing around 18 kilograms. It fell almost eight metres and led to serious injuries of a worker who was in the vessel’s hold.
Harbour International was represented in Harbour Grace Provincial Court Oct. 7 by lawyer Doug Moores of Moores and Collins law firm.
Moores declared he has yet to receive the disclosure — a document outlining the details and evidence of the case — from the Crown. The same circumstance caused the Sept. 20 court date to be set over.
Crown prosecutor Danny White said he was “confident” the disclosure was completed.
The company is facing six charges — failure to provide and maintain a safe workplace and necessary equipment, systems or tools, failure to provide information, instruction or supervision to ensure health, safety and welfare and four counts of breach of act and/or regulation.
The court date for Harbour International has been set for Nov. 19 at 9:30 a.m. in Harbour Grace.
Meanwhile, Gatlyn England from Marysvale, who was 18 when the incident took place, received significant injuries including hearing loss, a blood clot in his brain and a broken skull, among others.
England has also launched a civil suit against the company.