Eastern Roof and Floor Truss Manufacturing (2008) Inc. and a company supervisor have been charged in connection with the death of a bicyclist on the Bonavista Highway in September 2011.
The bicyclist was struck by an overhanging truss which had been loaded onto the trailer of a delivery truck. The truck was en route to a worksite in Clarenville at the time.
The company has been charged with a single violation under the Occupational Health and Safety Act which relates to its alleged failure as an employer to protect those not in its employ.
A company supervisor was charged with knowingly permitting a worker to operate mobile equipment which could create an undue hazard to the health or safety of a person.
Service NL made the announcement today. The incident was investigated by the Occupational Health and Safety Division.
The first appearance for both the company and the supervisor is scheduled for Sept. 19 at provincial court in Clarenville.