Company charged after investigation into 2011 workplace accident

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C. B. Metal Works Inc. of Avondale has been charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations in connection with a March 2011 incident in which a steelworker fell about 15 feet from a steel joist.

The worker suffered head and wrist injuries.

The company has been charged with two violations — failure to ensure that it provided and maintained a safe workplace and that it failed to ensure that a fall arrest system provided to an employee was adequately secured to an anchorage point or a lifeline.

The first court appearance is set for Monday, Feb. 11 at provincial court in St. John’s.

The incident occurred at the construction site of a long-term care facility in Pleasantville.

Organizations: C. B. Metal Works Inc. of Avondale

Geographic location: Pleasantville

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