Serious hip injury leads to $70,000 in fines for Saskatoon employer

Scissor lift drove off flatbed ramp, overturned

A Saskatoon company pleaded guilty to one count under Occupational Health and Safety regulations in Saskatoon Provincial Court on August 22.

Wright Construction Western pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of the regulations (being an employer at a place of employment, fail in the provision and maintenance of plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare at work of the employer’s workers, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).

The company was fined $50,000 plus a surcharge of $20,000. One additional charge was stayed.

Charges resulted from an incident that took place on January 30, 2017 in Saskatoon.  A worker sustained a serious hip injury after the scissor lift the worker was unloading from a flatbed trailer drove off the ramp and overturned.

Source: Government of Saskatchewan