Worker asleep at the wheel after overtime

Worker sustained injuries in car accident on way home from overtime shift
|Canadian Employment Law Today

This instalment of You Make the Call looks at a worker who filed for workers’ compensation for a car accident on his way home from a late-night emergency overtime call.

The worker was a backhoe operator for a city public utilities department. He had several duties related to maintaining the municipal water supply including maintenance and repair work.

On Jan. 17, 2003, the worker’s foreman called him at 9 p.m. asking if he would work some overtime to help repair a broken water main. The worker agreed and got dressed, drove to the employer’s yard to pick up a backhoe and drove to the site of the broken water main.