by , on December 7, 2010

Two farm workers in Edmonton, Alberta were fatally electrocuted after the grain auger they were transporting came in contact with an overhead power-line.  Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) responded to the accident but left without conducting a full investigation as farms ate not covered under Alberta’s workplace safety laws.  Alberta is the only Canadian province that does not have workplace legislation to cover farm workers.  This is a common incident and farm workers like all workers need to understand the hazards of powerlines.

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Hugh Hoagland
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Hugh Hoagland is the foremost tester of clothing and PPE exposed to electrical arcs and is an arc flash expert. Read more about Hugh.

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