Occupational health and safety charges have been laid following an incident in July 2011, in which a teenager working at a  fish plant was injured by a block of frozen fish.

The worker, who was 18 at the time, was hit in the head as crews were offloading frozen fish at the Bay Roberts wharf.

Service NL announced on Thursday that six charges have been laid against Harbour International Limited, which owns the ship.

According to inspectors, the company failed to ensure that the worker was wearing head protection.

The company was also charged for failing to report the incident.

The case will be in court in Harbour Grace in September.