Peterborough city worker suspended after accident

Worker didn't take 'all reasonable steps': Arbitrator
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2017

After a snow-plow got away from him on a hill, a public works department worker at the City of Peterborough in Ontario was given a five-day suspension.

Matt Wood began working summers for the city in the arena division in 2013 before he became a full-time employee and was transferred to the public works department. 

On July 15, 2013, Wood struck a hydro pole and broke the mirror on the truck he was driving. He was given 10 demerit points as per Peterborough’s vehicle occurrence review and demerit system procedure for what was deemed a “preventable” accident.