Labrador salmon lodge facing charges over 2018 drowning death

Raymond Green died in 2018 while working for Cloud 9 Salmon Lodge. (Phoebe Davis/Facebook)

A fishing lodge in southern Labrador is facing occupational health and safety charges in connection with the 2018 drowning of one of its guides. 

Cartwright resident Raymond Green, 67, died after his boat capsized on Eagle River while working as a guide at Cloud 9 Salmon Lodge.

Two tourists from the United States were also thrown overboard and rescued.

Charges against the lodge include failure to provide information, instruction or supervision to ensure health, safety and welfare; failure to ensure the health, safety and welfare of workers; and three counts of breaching occupational health and safety regulations, including failure to provide safety clothing or devices.

Located in Cartwright, Cloud 9 is popular with salmon fishermen and wilderness enthusiasts from across North America. CBC News made multiple attempts to contact the lodge supervisor, who was separately charged with failure to ensure the safety of an employee under his purview.

At the time of the incident, the Occupational Health and Safety office of the Newfoundland and Labrador government launched an investigation into the deaths. ServiceNL would not provide details into that investigation, citing the active court case.

The charges are scheduled to be heard in provincial court in Port Hope Simpson on July 22.

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Labrador salmon lodge facing charges over 2018 drowning death

Source: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cloud-9-salmon-lodge-court-1.5574938?cmp=rss
Aggregated from: CBC | Newfoundland and Labrador News

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