By law, an employer is required to notify the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Branch of a serious incident by the fastest means of communication available.
Serious Incident Alerts include descriptions of the actual serious incidents reported to WSH Branch and are provided to raise awareness and initiate preventative actions as appropriate.
The following two incidents occurred on Manitoba construction projects in May 2022:
- A worker was on a Baker scaffold when the worker stepped backwards off the scaffold and fell approximately five feet.
To review best practices for scaffolds, watch our virtual toolbox talk on elevated work platforms.
- A worker was operating a press brake when the worker’s finger was caught in the press brake.
Be aware of the hazards of working with metal brakes and other machinery.
To view previous serious incident reports, click here.
If you have concerns about the potential for a similar incident occurring on YOUR jobsite, speak to a CSAM safety advisor. Call 204-775-3171 in Winnipeg or 204-728-3456 in Brandon.