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Lack of Fall Protection Results in Serious Injuries for Worker, Fines for Employer

Released on January 26, 2018


A Brandon, Manitoba company pleaded guilty to one occupational health and safety violation and was fined $140,000 in Carlyle Provincial Court on January 24, 2018.

Brad Hammond Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty to contravening clause 116(2)(a) of the regulations by failing to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more, resulting in a serious injury to a worker.

The company was fined $100,000 plus a $40,000 surcharge.  One other charge was stayed in court.

On July 25, 2016, Occupational Health and Safety was notified of an incident that occurred on July 18, 2016.  A worker was paralyzed after falling off a roof at a worksite near Arcola, Saskatchewan.

Falls from heights can cause serious injuries and are preventable.  To learn more about fall prevention, business owners and employees are encouraged to contact WorkSafe Saskatchewan or their industry safety association for recommendations on equipment and training.

Find out more at www.worksafesask.ca.

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Veri
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1331
Email: jennifer.veri@gov.sk.ca

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