KINDERSLEY, SASK. – J&H Rentals has pleaded guilty in Kindersley Provincial Court to one violation of the province’s OH&S regulations and will pay a total fine of $24,000.
The company was fined for contravening clause 9-13 (1) (a) of the regulations, which is “being an employer fail to ensure that any opening or hole in a floor or other work surface into which a worker could step or fall is covered with a securely installed covering that is capable of supporting a load of 360 kilograms per square metre and that is provided with a warning sign or permanent marking clearly indicating the nature of the hazard, resulting in the serious injury of a worker,” a Government of Saskatchewan release stated.
The charges are from an incident on Jan. 13, 2022 in Kindersley, Sask. when a worker was seriously injured after falling through an opening on a work platform.
The court imposed a fine of $17,142.86 with a surcharge of $6,857.14, for a total amount of $24,000. Three other charges were stayed.