A Saskatoon company pleaded guilty to one count under Occupational Health and Safety regulations in Lloydminster Provincial Court on July 15, 2019.
Saskatchewan Ltd. pleaded guilty to contravening subsection 154(2) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to ensure that only trained operators are required or permitted to operate powered mobile equipment, resulting in the serious injury to a worker).
The company was fined $35,714.28 plus a surcharge of $14,285.72, for a total of $50,000. One additional charge was stayed.
Charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 26, 2017 at a worksite near Lloydminster. A worker sustained severe injuries when a combine tire fell off a forklift and struck the worker.
Employers are required to provide safe and healthy workplaces, and must provide information, training and experience necessary for employees to perform their jobs safely. For more information about workplace health and safety, visit www.worksafesask.ca or contact an industry safety association.
To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).