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Workplace Injury Leads To $322,000 Fine

Released on January 29, 2020

EVRAZ INC. NA CANADA pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 in Regina Provincial Court on January 27, 2020. 
 
The Ontario-based company pleaded guilty to contravening 137(1)(b) of the regulations (being, an employer failed to ensure an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine, remaining in place at all times, resulting in a serious injury to a worker).
  
The company was fined $230,000 plus a surcharge of $92,000.  One other charge was withdrawn.
  
Charges stemmed from an incident that occurred in Regina on February 7, 2018.  A worker sustained a number of injuries after stepping on to a turn roll motor.  

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.

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Toews
LRWS
Regina
Phone: 306-787-1331
Email: jennifer.toews3@gov.sk.ca

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