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J.D. Irving charged following sawmill death

Feb. 1, 2017 - J.D. Irving, Limited has been charged with two counts of violating the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

William Gregg, 52, died in February 2016 after suffering a head injury while on the job at J.D. Irving’s Sussex, N.B., sawmill. 

The charges were laid on Tuesday and cite that the company failed to provide adequate supervision on site and failed to prevent the use of a machine that was to be cleaned.

The incident was investigated by WorkSafeNB.

The charges come at a time when workplace safety is at the forefront in other parts of the country as well.


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