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Saskatchewan company fined $150,000 after worker injured while diagnosing leaking hydraulic line

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June 23, 2023
By OHS Canada

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A Saskatchewan company has been fined $150,000 after a worker was seriously injured on the job.

Horizon Drilling plead guilty to one violation of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996. The charges stemmed from an incident that occurred on July 19, 2019, near Kisbey, when a worker suffered serious injuries while attempting to diagnose a hydraulic line that was leaking hydraulic oil.

The company was fined for contravening clause 12(c) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to comply with the duties of an employer at a place of employment including the provision of any information, instruction, training and supervision that is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work, resulting in the serious injury of a worker). One additional charge was withdrawn.

As a result, the court imposed a fine of $107,142.90 with a $42,857.10 surcharge, for a total amount of $150,000.

The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety works with employers and workers to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses through education, inspections and prosecutions.



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