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: Government of Saskatchewan