Workplace death case set to go to trial
A trial date has been set against Precision Drilling in connection to a workplace death near Grande Prairie three years ago.
It will still be another year before the case goes to court.
The company is charged with failing to ensure the health and safety of a worker and failing to take measures to eliminate or control workplace hazards.
Brookes Merritt is with Occupational Health and Safety.
"A worker was fatally injured on a drilling rig when he was struck by rotating equipment. Precision Drilling Equipment and some of the subsiduary companies have been charged under the OHS act. They were charged on Nov 16th, 2012."
The worker was taken to the QE2 Hospital on December 12th, 2010 before being transported to Edmonton where he died.
Occupational Health and Safety is allowed two years less a day for investigation before laying charges.
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