Unsafe behaviour breaches terms of electrician's last-chance agreement

'Near miss' event after failure to turn off feeder
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/08/2018

An electrician working at a sawmill in Chipman, N.B., failed to disengage a power supply, causing a delivery driver to take evasive action to avoid a serious accident. 

Nicholas Carrier had worked at the Grand Lake Timber planer mill since 2012, but on July 13, 2017, he was called to look at an outside feeder deck for wood that wasn’t operating properly. 

While Carrier was under the deck, a loader carrying wood to be fed into the plant arrived, backing up to the feeder deck.