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Workplace Fatality Near Eyebrow Results In Fines For Manitoba Company

Released on December 19, 2019

A 2017 workplace fatality resulted in $560,000 in fines for the Winnipeg company Langenburg Redi-Mix Ltd.  The fine was imposed in Moose Jaw Provincial Court on December 17, 2019.

The company was found guilty of two violations of occupational health and safety legislation during a previous court appearance on September 23, 2019:
  • clause 3-8(a) of The Saskatchewan Employment Act (being an employer, fail to ensure, insofar as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all of the employer’s workers, resulting in the death of a worker); and
  • clause 17(1)(a) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to ensure that all work at a place of employment is sufficiently and competently supervised, resulting in the death of a worker).
The company was fined $200,000 on each count plus a surcharge of $160,000.

Charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on February 13, 2017, on a worksite near Eyebrow, Saskatchewan.  A worker was fatally injured when a wheel loader rolled backwards, pinning the worker between the loader and another vehicle.

Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, in partnership with the Workers’ Compensation Board, supports and promotes Mission: Zero – zero workplace injuries, zero fatalities and zero suffering.  We are all responsible for keeping ourselves and each other safe and healthy at work.

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Toews
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1331
Email: jennifer.toews3@gov.sk.ca

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