Released on August 9, 2019A Swift Current man was fined $4,900 in Shaunavon Provincial Court on August 1, 2019 after being found guilty of one count under Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Trevor Graham Forster was found guilty of contravening clause 3-10(a) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act (being a worker, fail to take reasonable care to protect the health and safety of other workers who may be affected by his or her acts or omissions, resulting in a serious injury to a worker) on May 2, 2019.
Forster was fined $3,500 plus a surcharge of $1,400.
Charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on September 20, 2016 near Shaunavon, Saskatchewan. A worker sustained several injuries after being struck by a piece of pipe that came lose while being picked up from the back of a trailer. The pipe was being picked up by Mr. Forster, who was operating a boom truck.
Everyone is responsible for health and safety in the workplace, including the workers themselves. Both The Saskatchewan Employment Act and The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 address the general duties of workers. Workers can be fined up to $500,000 for causing the death or serious injury of another worker.
To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).
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