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Violation of OHS Legislation Leads to Fatality, $70,000 Fine

Released on December 30, 2020

On December 17, 2020, Sommer Green Forages pleaded guilty in Outlook Provincial Court to violating one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, as a result of a workplace fatality that occurred on October 25, 2019.

The Saskatoon company was charged with contravening subsection 139(1) of the regulations (being an employer, failed to ensure that before a worker undertakes the maintenance, repair, test or adjustment of machine other than a power tool, the machine is locked out and remains locked out during that activity if not doing so would put the worker at risk, resulting in the death of a worker).

Three other charges were stayed.

As a result of this charge, the Court imposed a fine of $50,000, along with a surcharge of $20,000, for a total amount of $70,000.

The charge stemmed from a workplace fatality that occurred on October 25, 2019, near Broderick, Saskatchewan.  While clearing the teeth on the roller of a baler, the worker became entangled, resulting in the worker’s death.

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

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For more information, contact:

Kate Crowley
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Regina
Phone: 306-787-3370
Email: kate.crowley@gov.sk.ca

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