Released on February 18, 2022
A Saskatchewan company pleaded guilty to one charge under occupational health and safety legislation in North Battleford Provincial Court on February 14, 2022.
Gardiner Plumbing Ltd. pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 (being an employer at a place of employment, fail to provide and maintain plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer's workers, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).
The company was fined $20,000 plus a surcharge of $8,000. One other charge was stayed.
The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred on August 7, 2020 at a worksite near Île-à-la-Crosse. A worker was seriously injured in a fall when a roof structure collapsed.
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For more information, contact:Gladys Wasylenchuk
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety