Driver Charged Criminally in Death of Highway Flag Person

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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.

 

Published In: Criminal Law Updates, Labor & Employment Updates

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