Construction company fined $20,000 after worker injured in N.W.T.
Health & Safety Fines northwest territories
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Six of those charges were withdrawn through the plea agreement.