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Workplace Injury Leads to $70,000 in Fines for Employer

Released on August 24, 2018

A Saskatoon company pleaded guilty to one count under Occupational Health and Safety regulations in Saskatoon Provincial Court on August 22, 2018.

Wright Construction Western Inc. pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of the regulations (being an employer at a place of employment, fail in the provision and maintenance of plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare at work of the employer’s workers, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).

The company was fined $50,000 plus a surcharge of $20,000. One additional charge was stayed.

Charges resulted from an incident that took place on January 30, 2017 in Saskatoon.  A worker sustained a serious hip injury after the scissor lift the worker was unloading from a flatbed trailer drove off the ramp and overturned.

Everyone is responsible for workplace health and safety, with employers having the most care and control in the workplace.

To learn more about rights and responsibilities in the workplace, visit

To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).


For more information, contact:

Jennifer Toews
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Phone: 306-787-1331

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