Worker falls through staircase opening

Sask. company fined $17,500

Worker falls through staircase opening

A Warman, Sask. company was fined $17,500 after being found guilty of one count under Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety regulations.


Norred Contracting was found guilty of contravening clause 124(1)(b) of the regulations (fail to ensure that any opening or hole in a floor, roof or other work surface into which a worker could step or fall is provided with a guardrail and toeboard, thereby cause serious injury to a worker).


The company was fined $12,500 plus a surcharge of $5,000. They were found not guilty of one other charge.


Charges resulted from an incident that took place on Aug. 2, 2017, at a work site in Saskatoon. A worker sustained multiple injuries after falling through a staircase opening.


Source: Government of Saskatchewan