Released on September 21, 2017
Husky Oil Operations Limited of Calgary has pleaded guilty to one occupational health and safety violation.
The company was fined $100,000 in Lloydminster Provincial Court on September 18 for contravening subsection 133(6) of the regulations (being an employer, where there is or may be a hazard to a worker from traffic at a place of employment other than a public highway, failed to develop and implement a traffic control plan to protect the worker for traffic hazards resulting in the serious injury of a worker).
The amount includes a $71,429 fine and a $28,571 surcharge.
One additional charge was withdrawn in court.
The charge stemmed from an incident that took place on August 24, 2015. A worker was injured after being hit by a truck at Husky Oil Operations Limited’s Lloydminster sand disposal facility.
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