CER statement on the fatality at Trans Mountain worksite

October 28, 2020

It is with sadness that we report that the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has been notified of a fatality on a Trans Mountain worksite in Edmonton, Alberta.

The contract worker was fatally injured on October 27 at a construction site that is part of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project. We extend our deepest sympathy to the family, fellow workers and all those affected by this tragedy.

Our commitment to keeping people safe is at the core of who we are and the work we do. This event is a tragic reminder of why safety is our priority.

Two CER safety specialists are on site to oversee Trans Mountain’s investigation of the incident, and work at that site has been halted. Our role is to provide oversight of the company and contractor’s respective investigations, and to conduct our own assessment of risk and non-compliances. CER regulations hold companies responsible for the overall health and safety of the company’s contracted workforce.

The CER also shares responsibility for overseeing occupational health and safety measures for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project with provincial authorities. Alberta Occupational Health and Safety is leading the investigation of this incident.

The Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee of the Trans Mountain expansion and existing pipeline has been notified.

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