Worker sustained a serious injury after being impacted by a forklift in 2017
Weyerhaeuser Company of Vancouver was fined $182,000 on June 23, 2020 after pleading guilty to one count under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, on November 26, 2019, in Hudson Bay Provincial Court in Saskatchewan.
The charge stems from an incident on October 5, 2017, in Hudson Bay where a worker sustained a serious injury after being impacted by a forklift, according to the Saskatchewan government.
The British Columbia-based company pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of the regulations or “being an employer, fail in the provision and maintenance of a plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer’s workers, resulting in the injury of a worker.”
The company was fined $130,000 with a $52,000 surcharge.
“Safety in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility,” said the Saskatchewan government.
To report an incident to the Occupational Health and Safety Division of the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, call 1-800-567-SAFE (7233).