Young worker poisoning demands action

Statement from the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour:

Occupational health & safety laws are paramount to prevent injury and death on the job. As such, the SFL is gravely concerned by the provincial government's response to a October 2023 workplace incident in Canora, where a 14 year-old worker suffered severe carbon monoxide poisoning.

This incident could have cost this young worker his life.

Without delay, the Government of Saskatchewan must initiate a thorough investigation, pursue both OHS and 'Westray' criminal charges, and legislate hefty consequences for severe workplace incidents.

Wil's suffering must not be in vain. An injury to one is an injury to all.