Spaniard’s Bay roofing company pleads not guilty in fatal worksite accident
A Conception Bay North roofing company facing multiple charges in relation to a worksite accident that claimed two lives is pleading not guilty.
Lawyer Douglas Moores entered those pleas on Dunrite Roofing’s behalf last Wednesday at Harbour Grace Provincial Court.
In October of 2014, two men working outside the former cable building in Bay Roberts were killed when an aluminum ladder came in contact with electrical currents.
Occupational Health and Safety investigators immediately arrived on the scene, and charges were laid almost two years later under the OHS Act.
Dunrite Roofing is accused of failing to provide a safe workplace, failing to maintain a safe distance from conductors, and failing to obtain assurance from the owner of the power system when a safe distance from conductors could not be maintained.
A five-day trial is scheduled to get underway in Harbour Grace Oct. 31 and conclude Nov. 7. Lawyers handling the case will return to court May 17 for a status update.
Occupational Health and Safety workers remove an aluminum ladder from the site of an industrial accident in October of 2014 outside the municipal building in Bay Roberts.