Nova Scotia Labor Department Charges Employer Following Death
Nova Scotia's Labor Department has laid charges following an 18 month investigation into the death of a 12-year-old boy who was run over by a truck in Cape Breton.
According to information from the NSLD, Dylan LeBlanc of Cheticamp was killed while riding his bicycle near a local inn that was being renovated in August 2010. The boy was hit and run over by a boom truck. (WCxKit)
Labor Department spokesman Brian Taylor reports charges were laid recently against 5823 NWT Ltd., the company that owns Maison Fiset House, and project manager Darren MacPhee.
Taylor says the company has been charged with failing to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the health and safety of people at the workplace and failing to take adequate precautions to ensure pedestrian safety.
He says MacPhee is charged with failing to take reasonable precautions to ensure health and safety at or near the project.
Taylor says a third person who has not been named by officials is also charged, but that person has not been served notice yet. (WCxKit)
Those charged are to appear in provincial court in the spring in Port Hood, N.S
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