A Canadian oil and gas company has been ordered to pay nearly $2 million to a Canadian man who sued the company in court over a 2008 accident that injured his spine and left him with debilitating back pain.
In 2015, a Canadian National Railway, a unit of Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., lost track of some of its drilling equipment.
The railroad has since been repaired.
The company, CNRL, says it lost track because of an internal data error.
But an independent arbitrator ruled in 2016 that CNRL’s safety protocols were not up to scratch.
After the arbitration ruling, CNL said it was “deeply sorry for any distress this matter has caused.”
The rail company is still paying $2.8 million to the man.
A spokesperson for CNRL said the company has since taken steps to improve the safety of its equipment and track. Read more