Other Alerts

Safety Alert Type: 
Other
Location: 
Bonanza Lake (Beaver Cove Camp Facility)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2008-06-10
Company Name: 
Ted Leroy Trucking Ltd
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

At approximately 8:30pm on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 a worker who suffers from allergic reactions initiated by certain foods, specifically nuts, contacted the First Aid Attendant for medical aid. He was experiencing a severe reaction from a cookie he had eaten earlier in the evening containing nuts.

The worker, who had experienced this type of reaction in the past as told to the First Aid Attendant, did not have any medication with him in camp for immediate consumption in the event of a reaction.

The outcome of this incident was catastrophic.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

All workers should effectively communicate to there Supervisor and or First Aid Attendant any impairment they may have or acquire. This information is to be kept in strict confidence between the First Aid Attendant and their Supervisor.

All workers must ensure they take all reasonable care to protect themselves in the event of an allergic reaction, making certain they carry the appropriate medication applicable to their conditions.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Jim Vaux or Leanne Plester
Safety & Compliance Department
Ted Leroy Trucking Ltd

File attachments
2008-06-10 Allergic reactions.pdf
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