Ordered to pay $75K to fund Alberta Construction Safety Association program
Mark Dumont, an excavator operator with Bluebird Contracting Services in Calgary, has been fined $75,000 by the Alberta Ministry of Labour.
Dumont was working with a colleague preparing a concrete manhole cylinder for installation. While operating an excavator, Dumont struck his co-worker. The worker was pinned between the counterweight of the excavator and the manhole cylinder and was fatally injured.
Dumont pleaded guilty to section 2(2)(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as a worker engaged in an occupation, for failing to protect the health and safety of another worker. He was ordered, under the Occupational Health and Safety Act section 75, to pay $75,000 to fund an Alberta Construction Safety Association program to promote safe work with powered mobile equipment.
He was also placed on one year of probation-like conditions.
All other charges were withdrawn against Dumont and Bluebird Contracting Services.
Source: Government of Alberta