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SPP promotion of temporary foreign workers; 53 charges for CNRL, contractors

Fort McMurray Today reports that, “Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) announced 53 charges yesterday in connection to the April 24, 2007, accident that (killed two workers and) injured four other workers, two seriously, at the Canadian Natural Resources Horizon project, about 75 kilometres north of Fort McMurray. Twenty-nine charges were laid against CNRL, the operator of the Horizon site where the accident occurred. Another 14 charges were laid against contractors SSEC Canada Ltd. and 10 against the Sinopec Shanghai Engineering Company Ltd. The charges included several counts of failing to ensure the health and safety of the workers…The three companies are expected to make their first court appearance June 8 in Fort McMurray.”

As you will note in the chapter list serve posting below from May 2007, we highlighted the connection between these tragic deaths and injuries to the Security and Prosperity Partnership promotion of the use of temporary foreign workers in the tar sands.

The Fort McMurray Today article can be read at http://www.fortmcmurraytoday.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1535612.