N.L. Hydro charged after 2015 accident involving Holyrood worker

N.L. Hydro charged after 2015 accident involving Holyrood worker

An investigation into an accident two years ago at the Holyrood generating station has resulted in charges against Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.

The accident, on April 10, 2015, resulted in serious injuries to a man who was burned while working on a thermal unit.

In a news release Wednesday, Service NL said six charges have been laid including failure to provide and maintain a safe workplace and equipment, and failure to provide the necessary training and supervision.

A first court appearance is scheduled for May 8 at provincial court in St. John's.

The injured worker, Cody Hayley, told CBC News he was informed of the charges before a news release was issued. He declined to do an interview.

People who worked with Hayley in a previous job set up a GoFundMe account and had raised more than $8,000 as of Wednesday to help with his treatment.