Charges laid in worker’s death

Charges laid in worker's death Yukon Tire Inc. and North of 60 Petro are facing charges for a November 2011 incident that left a man dead.

Yukon Tire Inc. and North of 60 Petro are facing charges for a November 2011 incident that left a man dead.

Denis Chabot was repairing a tractor trailer at Integra Tire when the driver of the truck he was under moved the vehicle and crushed him. Chabot was 34.

An early report by the Yukon Workers’ Compensation Health and Safety Board found his death could have been prevented.

Yukon Tire faces five charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. These include failure to control a Kenworth truck when it was shut down for repairs, failure to develop safe and effective lockout procedures, and failure to train employees.

The company also failed to give employees safety procedures verbally and in writing, the charges state.

North of 60 Petro faces three charges, including failure to train a worker to safely operate a vehicle and failure to have a worker show a supervisor they were able to properly operate the truck.

The supervisors also face charges, including failure to properly train workers.

Under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the maximum penalty is $150,000 or one year in jail, said Richard Mostyn, spokesperson for the safety board.

The case next appears before the court on Dec. 11.