‘Out-of-province companies operating in Saskatchewan must comply with Saskatchewan’s legislation’
Calgary-based Boulevard Real Estate Equities has been fined $28,571 with an $11,429 surcharge for an incident that led to an injury to a worker in 2017, according to the Saskatchewan government.
The charge stemmed from an incident that occurred on November 28, 2017, in Saskatoon, where a worker fell while lifting a water heater, causing it to land on the worker and injure the worker’s left leg.
The company was charged with one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulation,1996, before the Saskatoon Provincial Court.
On May 20, 2020, Boulevard Real Estate pled guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of the regulations, admitting its failure to comply with the duties of an employer at a place of employment, including the provision and maintenance of a plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer’s workers, resulting in the injury of a worker.
“Everyone is responsible for workplace health and safety. Out-of-province companies operating in Saskatchewan must comply with Saskatchewan’s legislation,” says the government.
Three other charges were stayed, says Saskatchewan.