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Labrador lodge charged with safety violations in relation to employee's death in court later this month

Raymond Green (left) and Phoebe Davis were together for 31 years when he passed away. Green was working as a guide when a boat he was in capsized and Davis said she hopes his death can help make it safer for everyone in the outfitting industry in Labrador. - CONTRIBUTED
Raymond Green (left) and Phoebe Davis were together for 31 years when he died Green died while working as a guide for a Cartwright lodge. He had been in a boat that capsized on Eagle River in Labrador. — Contributed

Guide Raymond Green died when the boat he was in capsized on Eagle River in 2018

A court date has been set for a Cartwright company charged with violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act in relation to an incident almost two years that claimed the life of an employee.

Raymond Green, 67, a resident of the Labrador community and a well-known guide for Cloud 9 Salmon Lodge Inc., drowned after his boat capsized on Eagle River on July 12, 2018.

Two American tourists who were in the boat and who had also been thrown into the water were rescued by a nearby vessel, but despite recovery efforts, Green’s body was never found.

The investigation that led to the charges was conducted by the Occupational Health and Safety branch of Service NL. The first appearance is scheduled for July 15 at Provincial Court in Port Hope Simpson.

The lodge has been charged with six counts that allege generally that it failed:

  • To ensure the safety of its workers;
  • To provide the necessary information, instruction, training and supervision to its workers;
  • To ensure that persons not in his employ were not exposed to hazards;
  • To ensure that the necessary protective clothing and devices were used;
  • To ensure that safe work procedures were followed; and,
  • To ensure that written rescue and evacuation procedures were developed for work on water.

The supervisor has been charged with one count alleging he failed to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all workers under his supervision.


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