Worker became entangled in a conveyor
Saskatchewan company B L S Asphalt Inc. was fined a total of $350,000 after being found guilty of two violations under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.
The charges stem from a Nov. 22, 2017, incident, when a worker at the facility near Ceylon got entangled in a conveyor while clearing the chute of the conveyor system.
The employer was found guilty of contravening clause 12(c) of the regulations , or being, an employer, failing to provide any information, instruction, training and supervision that is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work, resulting in the death of a worker.
It also violated clause 137(1)(a) of the regulations or, being an employer, failing to provide an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine, resulting in the death of a worker.
One additional charge was dismissed in court.
The company was fined $125,000 plus a surcharge of $50,000 on each count.
“Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, in partnership with the Workers' Compensation Board, supports and promotes Mission: Zero - zero workplace injuries, zero fatalities and zero suffering,” according to the Saskatchewan government.
Meanwhile, British Columbia company Peter's Bros. Construction Ltd. was also fined $77,630.87 following a fatal injury to a worker at the job site.