WSCC lays seven charges after workplace incident in Fort Simpson

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Arctic Canada Construction is facing seven charges related to worker safety after a recent incident in Fort Simpson.

The company, also known as ARCAN, is one of three companies building new homes in Fort Simpson after last year’s flood.

The Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission says a worker was injured on the job last Friday.

According to WSCC, two workers were using a telehandler while working on stairway railing.

The telehandler tipped over and the worker in the basket in the air crashed to the ground.

The charges include failure to properly train and supervise workers, and not complying with requirements for aerial equipment.

The first court appearance for the case will be on June 8 in Fort Simpson.

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