Oilsands giant CNRL fined $10,000 following accident that killed two workers Oilsands company admits to unprofessional conduct on how it dealt with contract engineers Ian Bickis · The Canadian Press January 13, 2017 Genboa Ge and Hongliang Liu died when the 127-metric-ton roof collapsed, raining steel beams on workers below. (Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. has been fined $10,000 by Alberta's professional engineering society — the maximum allowed — following an investigation into an accident at an oilsands site that killed two and injured five. The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta said Wednesday that it found the company engaged in unprofessional conduct by failing to make sure building plans were certified by an engineer and by contracting with a company without making sure it was competent to do the work. Energy giant CNRL derails full public inquiry into foreign workers' deaths The investigation looked into events on April 24, 2007, where workers were building a 20-metre high oil tank at the Horizon oilsands project north of Fort McMurray, Alta., when cables holding up a roof support structure snapped due to high winds. The falling steel structure broke apart, with steel debris striking an electrical consultant, killing him. A scaffolder was crushed and died on the way to the hospital. Investigators took this picture of a second storage tank before it also collapsed. (Alberta Occupational Health and Safety) Two other workers were seriously injured and three others suffered minor injuries.
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