Tragedy at the Quarry, introduces students to common hazards, injuries and fatalities in the gravel crushing industry and how to mitigate those risks, with a significant focus on the importance of equipment guarding and training.
This course centres on the case study of a real-life fatality that serves as a tragic reminder of the severity of impact when something goes wrong in this kind of industry.
You will see filmed interviews with the mother of a 15-year-old worker killed on an Alberta gravel crushing site as well as the owner of the company at which the fatality occurred.
Tragedy at the Quarry is as a free training resource for students across Alberta.
Developed by our new SME, Sara Rooseboom from Safety in Schools.
Thank You to:
The Government of Alberta – Occupational Health and Safety, The Alberta Construction Safety Association (ACSA),
The Alberta Sand and Gravel Association (ASGA), The Alberta Roadbuilders Association & Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA)
The Safety in Schools Foundation of Canada, Dynacor Media, BURNCO
With a special thank you to all interview participants:
Nicole Sutherland – Chris’s Mother
Darryl Wiebe – Arjon Construction (Owner)
Upon completion of this course you will be able to:
- Who’s in the Industry
- Regulatory Framework
- Injuries and Fatalities
- Understanding Vulnerability
- Common Hazards
- Assessing Hazards
- Controlling Hazards
- The Safety Cycle
- Roles and Responsibilities
- The Importance of Guarding
- Responsible Workplaces
- Video Case Study
- Hindsight 20/20
- Key Lessons