Employer fined a total of $91,000
Saskatchewan company Basic Truck & Trailer Repair Incorporated was fined $65,000 plus a $26,000 surcharge after pleading guilty to one count under Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
The charge stemmed from a July 31, 2018 incident, where a worker was fixing a strap on a truck box's hydraulic cylinder. The strap broke, resulting in a fatal injury to the worker.
The company was charged with contravening subsection 164(1) of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 or, being an employer, having failed to ensure that where a worker may be required or permitted to perform maintenance, repairs or other work on or under an elevated part of a unit of powered mobile equipment, the elevated part is securely blocked to prevent accidental movement, resulting in the death of a worker.
Two other charges were stayed.
Previously, R.M. Bélanger Limited was fined $210,000 after one of its workers was killed when a wooden telephone pole rolled while it was being loaded with a forklift onto a trailer.
Also, Select Food Products was fined $50,000 after one of its workers was injured after getting in contact with a labeler machine.