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Construction company fined $20,000 after worker injured in N.W.T.

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March 29, 2023
By The Canadian Press

Health & Safety Fines northwest territories

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A construction company has been fined $20,000 almost two years after a worker was injured in the Northwest Territories.

Arctic Canada Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty Friday to a single count under the territory’s Safety Act.

The fine is to be paid to the worker’s protection fund, as well as a $3,000 surcharge.

In April 2021, a worker in Fort Simpson was thrown from the basket of a telehandler to the ground after outriggers meant to stabilize the machine were not used.

A year later, the Workers’ Safety and Compensation Commission of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut laid seven charges against the company.


Six of those charges were withdrawn through the plea agreement.


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