Saskatchewan construction company fined for workplace injury

Worker must pay $25,000 after worker fell in the workplace

Saskatchewan construction company fined for workplace injury

Another employer must pay a penalty for a fall protection violation in the workplace.

Saskatchewan employer Builder Brothers Construction Inc. was fined $25,000 after one of its workers fell in the workplace.

The incident happened on July 5, 2022 near Hague, Sask. On that day, a worker was seriously injured when they fell to the ground after removing slings from a set of trusses.

On June 12, 2024, the employer pleaded guilty in Rosthern Provincial Court to one violation of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020.

The company was fined for contravening clause 9-2 (2) (a) of the regulations or “being an employer or contractor, fail to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area if a worker may fall three metres or more, resulting in the serious injury of a worker,” said the Saskatchewan government.

The court imposed a fine of $17,857.14 with a surcharge of $7,142.86, for a total amount of $25,000.

Three other charges were withdrawn.