April 09, 2021

Company Fined $182,000 After Worker Seriously Injured

On March 31, 2021, Shawcor Ltd. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to violating one count under occupational health and safety legislation.

The company pleaded guilty to contravening clause 137(1)(a) of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 (being an employer, fail to provide an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine, resulting in a serious injury to a worker).

As a result of this violation, the Court imposed a fine of $130,000 along with a $52,000 surcharge, for a total amount of $182,000.

The charge stemmed from a workplace incident that occurred on December 17, 2018, in Regina, when a worker became injured after becoming entrapped in machinery.

Everyone can play a role in health and safety in the workplace and help ensure that all workers go home safe at the end of the day.