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Heavy fine for Saskatchewan company after heavy door lands on worker’s legs


ESTERHAZY, Sask. – A Saskatchewan auto dealership has been fined $35,000 after a service bay door came down on an employee and fractured both of his legs.

The accident at Esterhazy Ford Sales Ltd. happened last August as the worker was attempting to close the door.

The Carlyle company, which was operating in Esterhazy at the time, was charged under Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

The business pleaded guilty in Esterhazy provincial court on Tuesday under a section of the legislation that deals with ensuring the safety of a workplace.

The company was fined $25,000 with a $10,000 surcharge.

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