News Releases 2022

Charges laid against Transocean Canada Drilling Services Ltd. in relation to the September 6, 2019 Injured Worker on the MODU Transocean Barents

For Immediate Release
September 2, 2022

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) has laid two charges against Transocean Canada Drilling Services Ltd. (Transocean) for alleged offences related to an injury onboard the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Transocean Barents, in the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Area (Offshore Area) on September 6, 2019.

Both charges relate to contraventions of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Marine Installations and Structures Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Transitional Regulations, whereby C-NLOPB Officers allege that Transocean:

  • Failed to ensure a crane was operated in accordance with the OHS Transitional Regulations; and
  • Allowed an employee whilst being a signaller to perform duties other than signalling while a crane was in motion, contrary to the OHS Transitional Regulations.

These contraventions constitute offences pursuant to paragraph 205.104(1)(a) of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Atlantic Accord Implementation Act. 

The first appearance is scheduled for October 12, 2022 at Provincial Court in St. John’s.

As this matter is now before the courts, the C-NLOPB will not be commenting further at this time.

Media Contact

Lesley Rideout
Communications Lead
(709) 725-2900
lrideout@cnlopb.ca


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