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 www.saskatchewan.ca/business/safety-in-the-workplace.
To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).
For more information, contact:
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety