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Saskatchewan company fined $45,000 for safety violations

Saskatchewan company fined $45,000 for safety violations

SASKATOON, SASK. – Epic Contracting Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one violation of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020.

The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on June 28, 2021, in Saskatoon when a worker suffered serious injuries jumping from an unsecured portable extension ladder, according to a Government of Saskatchewan news release.

The Saskatoon-based company was fined for contravening clause 16-6(2)(b) of the regulations, which is being an employer fail to ensure that a portable ladder is secured against accidental movement during use, resulting in a serious injury to a worker, the release added. Two other charges were stayed.

The court imposed a $32,142.86 fine with a $12,857.14 surcharge for a total amount of $45,000.

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