Prairie Crane fined $80K

Worker sustained serious injuries to arm, pelvis

A Saskatoon company was fined $80,000 for contravening Occupational Health and Safety regulations in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Dec. 10.


Prairie Crane pleaded guilty to contravening subsection 19(4) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to ensure that no worker is permitted to perform work unless the worker has been trained, and has sufficient experience, to perform the work safely and in compliance with the act and the regulations or is under close and competent supervision, resulting in the serious injury to a worker).


The company was fined $57,143 plus a surcharge of $22,857. One additional charge was withdrawn.


Charges resulted from an incident that occurred on Aug. 18, 2016 in Saskatoon. A worker suffered serious injuries to his arm and pelvis when the scissor lift he was operating was struck by an overhead crane, knocking the lift to the ground.


Source: Government of Saskatchewan