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Lack of Fall Protection Results in $140K Fine for a Manitoba company operating in Saskatchewan

Feb
5

A Brandon, Man. company pleaded guilty to one occupational health and safety violation and was fined $140,000 in Carlyle Provincial Court in Saskatchewan on Jan. 24.

Brad Hammond Construction pleaded guilty to contravening clause 116(2)(a) of the regulations by failing to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall 3 metres or more, resulting in a serious injury to a worker.

The company was fined $100,000 plus a $40,000 surcharge.  One other charge was stayed in court.

On July 25, 2016, Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety was notified of an incident that occurred on July 18, 2016.  A worker was paralyzed after falling off a roof at a work site near Arcola, Sask.

Source: COS Magazine

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