Friday, August 11, 2006

A job to die for

Worker dies after being trapped while cleaning boiler - CBC News
A man is dead following a workplace accident at Suncor Energy's plant near Fort McMurray in northern Alberta.

Two workers were cleaning a boiler operated by TransAlta on Aug. 4 when a motor on the scaffolding failed, trapping the men for an unknown period, said Chris Chodan, a spokesman with Alberta's Workplace Health and Safety.
Workplace Accident Victim Identified - 630 CHED
A 64-year-old man who died after a workplace accident at Fort McMurray's Suncor plant has been identified.
Michael Gauthier of Port Alberni, B-C, was cleaning a boiler at the Poplar Creek Power Station on August 4th when the scaffolding they were on broke.
Man dies cleaning boiler - Fort McMurray Today
Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is investigating and it has ordered TransAlta -- which operates and maintains the boiler for Suncor -- to assess the hazards of cleaning it, to ensure workers are properly trained, to certify equipment and to create emergency response and rescue plans.

Clearwater Welding and Suncor were also ordered to address safety issues.

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