Cherry bomb blows up worker’s job

Worker used firecrackers in gas station parking lot following shift
|Canadian Employment Law Today|Last Updated: 10/09/2015

This instalment of You Make the Call features a gas station employee who set off a firecracker at his workplace.

Andrew Allen, 20, was a pump attendant at a gas station run by the Saskatoon Co-Operative Association. The gas station had sixteen gas pumps connected to eight underground holding tanks containing gasoline and diesel fuel, as well as a large propane stack containing liquefied propane gas. When Allen was hired in 2012, he received orientation and training, including health and safety training which he acknowledged understanding with his signature.