Tire Shop, Trucking Company Guilty For Death Of Worker - Tire Review Magazine

Tire Shop, Trucking Company Guilty For Death Of Worker

A Yukon judge has found a tire shop, a trucking company and a trucking company supervisor guilty for not protecting a worker killed on the job two years ago.

Two companies, North 60 Petro and Integra Tire, faced charges in connection with the death of a 34-year-old tire technician who was killed when a North 60 truck he was working on drove over him. 

Supervisors for both companies faced additional charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Government safety inspectors stated that staff at both companies had been improperly trained. 

Territorial court Judge John Faulkner says the tire shop did not have lockout procedures to ensure the truck could not be moved. He said North 60 Petro failed to properly train a dispatcher assigned to move the truck and a company supervisor looked on while the dispatcher got in the truck without first doing a walk around.  

Most of the charges were dropped or dismissed, but the judge said safety procedures were inadequate or ignored. The judge upheld charges against the tire shop, trucking company and its supervisor. 

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