Welder killed when crane truck toppled over on barge

|Canadian Employment Law Today

R. v. Miller Shipping Ltd., 2005 CarswellNfld 45 (N.L. Prov. Ct.)

A court has found a shipping company guilty of three safety violations after a worker was killed when a crane truck toppled over.

William Clarke was working as a welder on a barge owned by Miller Shipping Ltd., a loading and shipping company. He was struck by a large container being loaded onto the barge by a boom truck which toppled over while being unloaded.