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Two Saskatchewan Employers Plead Guilty to OHS Violations

Released on March 17, 2017

A Saskatoon company, Kelsey Pipeline, pleaded guilty to one count under Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation in Saskatoon Provincial Court on March 15, 2017.

The company was fined a total of $40,005 for contravening clause 239(d) of the regulations (failure to ensure, where a worker may be endangered by the rotation or motion of a load during hoisting, that one or more taglines are used to control the rotation or motion of a load, thereby caused a serious injury to a worker).  The company will pay $28,575 for the violation, plus a surcharge of $11,430.

The charge stemmed from a January 6, 2015, incident near Dundurn.  A worker fell and hit his head on a cement floor when he was knocked to the ground by a steel beam.

In an unrelated matter, Larry Ledinski pleaded guilty in Spiritwood Provincial Court on March 14, 2017, to two OHS violations and was fined a total of $2,800.

Ledinski pleaded guilty to contravening:
  • subsection 116(2) of the regulations (being an employer, failed to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more); and
  • subsection 91(1) of the regulations (being an employer, where there is risk of injury to the head of a worker, failed to provide approved industrial protective headwear and require a worker to use it).
He was fined $1,000 plus a surcharge of $400 on each count.

Those charges resulted from an Occupational Health Officer observing workers on a roof without required fall protection or protective headwear.  Fortunately, there was no incident, and the workers were not injured.

The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety works with employers and workers to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses by ensuring compliance with OHS legislation through education, inspections, and enforcement.

For more information about OHS prosecutions and how to keep employees safe at work, please visit


For more information, contact:

Amanda Fedorchuk
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Phone: 306-787-0279

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