Wood Buffalo, Alta., auto mechanic dismissed after truck engine seizes

Ford dealer technician finds clean oil 'suspicious'
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2017

When he took a pickup out for a test ride after servicing it, an auto mechanic with the Municipality of Wood Buffalo in Alberta caused the truck’s engine to seize.

Peter Haitas was hired as a journeyman light-duty mechanic with the municipality in October 2012. On Feb. 5, 2014, Haitas worked on a 2010 Ford F-150 pickup truck, which was in the shop for routine maintenance. 

Haitas testified he put the vehicle on a hoist and drained the oil, while he replaced the power steering hose.