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B.C. company fined $87,500 for Saskatchewan worker death

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B.C. company fined $87,500 for Saskatchewan worker death

BIG RIVER, SASK. – A B.C. lumber company has been fined after a worker was killed in Saskatchewan.

Carrier Forest Products Ltd. was hit with a $62,500 penalty plus a surcharge of $25,000 after pleading guilty to a charge under the Occupational Health and Safety regulations in a Prince Albert Provincial Court. Carrier was found to have failed to keep a worker safe around machinery.
The total fine of $87,500 was finalized this month following an appeal by the Crown.  An additional charge was stayed in court.
The fine stems from a 2015 incident in Big River, Sask. where a Carrier worker was killed by an object thrown by a wood chipper.
Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, in partnership with the Workers’ Compensation Board, reminded employers of Mission: Zero, an initiative to achieve zero workplace injuries and zero fatalities.

“We are all responsible for keeping ourselves and each other safe and healthy at work,” said the province in a statement regarding the fines.

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