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Saskatoon company fined $420K for worker fatality

Worker died after hand, arm caught in pulley

Shercom Industries has pleaded guilty to an occupational health and safety violation that resulted in the death of a worker in 2015.

Charges stemmed from an incident that took place on Jan. 27, 2015, in Saskatoon. A worker died after his hand and arm were caught in the pulley of a tire shredder conveyor belt.

On Oct. 16, 2017, the company pleaded guilty to contravening section 12 of the regulations in that being an employer at a place of employment, failed in the provision and maintenance of a plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare of the employer’s workers, resulting in the death of a worker.

On Jan. 11, Shercom Industries was fined $420,000 in Saskatoon Provincial Court.

Three additional charges were stayed in court.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan

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