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Grader Operator Fined For Causing Serious Workplace Injury In Saskatchewan

Released on April 30, 2019

A man from Archerwill has been fined for an occupational health and safety violation that resulted in a serious injury to a worker.

On April 16, Kenneth Allgrove was fined $2,800 for violating one count of occupational health and safety legislation.

Estevan Provincial Court found him guilty in February of contravening subsection 164(3) of the regulations (being an operator of a unit of powered mobile equipment, fail to ensure that a unit of powered mobile equipment shall not move or cause to be moved any load or part of the equipment when a worker may be endangered by that movement, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).

He was ordered to pay a fine of $2,000 plus a surcharge of $800.

In September of 2016, a worker was seriously injured near Estevan after a grader backed into a truck, which was then pushed over the worker.

Everyone is responsible for workplace health and safety.  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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