Flynn Canada faces three charges for accident at community centre

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – A worker’s falling injuries at a St. John’s community centre two years ago have led to occupational health and safety charges against Flynn Canada Limited, a nationwide trade contractor specializing in roofing. According to an Oct. 12 news release from Service N.L., the provincial government’s labour department, the incident occurred in Sept. 2015 during construction of the Paul Reynolds Community Centre, where a Flynn employee fell through the opening on the roof of the unfinished building and sustained injuries. Following an investigation by Service N.L.’s occupational health and safety division, Flynn Canada was charged with failing to provide a safe workplace, install temporary flooring in the roof’s work area and familiarize employees with hazards. The employer made its first court appearance on the charges on Oct. 10 at the St. John’s Provincial Court, and the next appearance is scheduled for Nov. 22, the release stated.

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