Ruptured quadriceps results in $100,000 fine
A Toronto-based company pleaded guilty to one count under Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
Evraz Canada, which operates a steelmaking plant in Regina, pleaded guilty to contravening section 248 of the regulations: failing to provide and maintain a safe means of entrance to and exit from a place of employment and all work sites and work-related areas in or on a place of employment, resulting in a serious injury to a worker.
The company was fined $71,429 plus a $28,571 surcharge, for a total of $100,000.
Charges resulted from an incident that took place on Feb. 15, 2017 at the company’s Regina facility. A worker ruptured his quadriceps tendon when stepping down into a pit.
Source: Government of Saskatchewan