The CBC is reporting that criminal negligence charges have been laid in the highway death in August of a flag person working on a road crew in Saskatchewan. The flag person was struck by a passing vehicle in an “orange zone”.
The CBC reports that the driver was arrested at the scene and later released.
The case, said the CBC, “sparked a public outcry and led to police stepping up patrols and ticketing in orange zones.”
This case is another example of how high-profile worksite fatalities pose a hightened risk of criminal charges against workers – and against members of the public who case serious injuries or death to workers.
The CBC article may be accessed here.