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News » Canada » Saskatchewan companies fined over lack of safety equipment » published 14 Sep 2017

Saskatchewan companies fined over lack of safety equipment

Two construction companies in Saskatchewan have pleaded guilty and been fined for failures to ensure their workers were using proper safety equipment.

Hilltop Construction Ltd of Balgonie pleaded guilty to contravening the regulations by failing to ensure that workers use a fall protection system where they may fall 3m or more. The company was fined CA$1,250 plus a CA$500 surcharge in Regina Provincial Court.  One additional charge was stayed.

The charge resulted from a site inspection that took place in November 2016.  An occupational health officer observed workers not using fall protection or personal protective equipment (PPE). No one was injured.

In an unrelated matter, Graham G Lamb of Canora also pleaded guilty to contriving the subsection relating to possible falls of 3m of more. He also pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that workers wear approved industrial headwear. One additional charge was stayed.

Lamb was fined CA$1,000 plus a CA$400 surcharge on each count, for a total of CA$2,800, in Canora Provincial Court. The charges resulted from a site inspection in June, when an occupational health officer observed that workers were not using proper PPE.  No one was injured.

 

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This article was published on 14 Sep 2017 (last updated on 14 Sep 2017).

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