Released on March 22, 2019A Toronto-based company pleaded guilty to one count under Occupational Health and Safety regulations in Regina Provincial Court on March 19, 2019.
EVRAZ INC. NA CANADA pleaded guilty to contravening section 248 of the regulations (being an employer fail to provide and maintain a safe means of entrance to and exit from a place of employment and all worksites and work-related areas in or on a place of employment, resulting in a serious injury to a worker).
The company was fined $71,429 plus a $28,571 surcharge.
Charges resulted from an incident that took place on February 15, 2017 at the company’s Regina facility. A worker ruptured his quadriceps tendon stepping down into a pit.
Under The Saskatchewan Employment Act, if a corporation is convicted of an offense that causes the serious injury or death of a worker, a judge may fine the corporation up to $1.5 million. This is the highest possible penalty in Canada.
To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).
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