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Major fine imposed after worker paralyzed in fall at Saskatchewan

January 29, 2018
By The Canadian Press
Compliance & Enforcement Legislation Convictions Occupational Health & Safety Fines Penalties Workplace accident -- injury

CARLYLE, Sask. – A Manitoba company has been fined $140,000 for a workplace accident in Saskatchewan that left a worker paralyzed.

Brad Hammond Construction Ltd. of Brandon pleaded guilty Wednesday in Carlyle provincial court to an occupational health and safety violation.

The business admitted to failing to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a site where they may plunge three metres or more.

The accident happened July 18, 2016, when a worker fell from a roof at a jobsite near Arcola.

The company was fined $100,000 plus a $40,000 surcharge. One other charge was stayed.


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