The worker was fatally injured
Saskatchewan company Alsport Sales Inc. was fined $35,000 in Regina Provincial Court after pleading guilty to a violation under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, for an injury to a worker.
The worker was fatally injured after being thrown from a snowmobile on Feb.14, 2018.
The company admitted to contravening clause 19(1)(b) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to ensure that a worker is trained in all matters that are necessary to protect the health and safety of the worker when the worker is moved from one work activity or worksite to another that differs with respect to hazards, facilities or procedures, resulting in the death of a worker).
The company was fined $25,000 plus a surcharge of $10,000. Three additional charges were withdrawn.
Previously, Saskatchewan company Inland Steel Products Inc. was fined $90,000 with a $36,000 surcharge after pleading guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 for an incident that caused the death of one worker.
Before that, two other Saskatchewan companies were fined a total of $131,000 for separate violations of OHS regulations.