Saskatchewan employer failed to ensure scaffold planks secure
A Ceylon, Sask.-based employer has been fined a total of $14,000 (inclusive of surcharge) for failing to ensure scaffolding was secure to prevent serious worker injury, after a worker sustained a head injury after falling in 2017.
Ronald Creusot, operating as RC Contracting, pleaded guilting to contravening clause 174(1) (e) of Occupational Health and Safety regulations, being fined $10,000 plus a $4,000 surcharge in Weyburn Provincial Court on Sept. 25.
One additional charge was stayed.
The incident took place Nov. 6, 2017 near Ceylon. The worker sustained serious head injuries after falling approximately 6 feet when stepping from one scaffold platform to another.