Released on September 8, 2023
On August 23, 2023, KMS Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Swift Current Provincial Court to one violation of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020.
The company was fined for contravening clause 3-1(c) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to comply with the duties of an employer at a place of employment including the provision of any information, instruction, training and supervision that is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work, resulting in the serious injury of a worker). As a result, the Court imposed a fine of $50,000 with a surcharge of $20,000, for a total amount of $70,000.
Two other charges were withdrawn.
The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on June 17, 2021, near Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, when a worker suffered serious injuries in the cab of a scraper buggy.
The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety works with employers and workers to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses through education, inspections and prosecutions.
For more information, contact:Kate Crowley
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety