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Alberta Company Fined $500,000 For Workplace Death

Released on August 11, 2021

A Calgary company was fined $500,000 in Saskatoon Provincial Court after being found guilty of two counts under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996. 

On April 14, 2021, Banff Constructors Ltd. was found guilty of contravening: 

  • clause 12(b) of the regulations (being an employer at a place of employment, fail to make arrangements for the use, handling, and transport of trolleys in a manner that protects the health and safety of workers, resulting in the death of a worker); and
  • clause 12(c) of the regulations (being an employer at a place of employment, fail in the provision of any information, instruction, training and supervision that is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers, resulting in the death of a worker). 

On August 6, 2021 the company was fined $178,571 plus a surcharge of $71,429 on each count. 

Charges stemmed from a workplace fatality that occurred in Saskatoon on July 21, 2016.  A worker sustained fatal injuries when a steel structure collapsed.  

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.


For more information, contact:

Jennifer Toews
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety
Phone: 306-787-1331

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