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Alberta Company Fined $50,000 For Workplace Injury

Released on August 21, 2020

A Brooks, Alberta company pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 in Rosetown Provincial Court on August 13, 2020.

Bonanza Drilling Inc. pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of the regulations (being an employer, failed in the provision and maintenance of a plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer’s workers, resulting in the injury of a worker).

 The company was fined $35,714.28 plus a surcharge of $14,285.72.  One other charge was withdrawn.

Charges resulted from an incident that occurred on February 17, 2018, near Herschel, Saskatchewan.  A worker sustained serious injuries after falling from a walkway while cleaning a rig.

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.

To learn more about safety in the workplace, visit www.worksafesask.ca.

To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division, please call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).

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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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