Construction Companies Fined
Two Saskatoon construction companies were fined for failing to protect workers. One of the companies was fined $3,500 for failure to ensure that work was effectively supervised. The fine was in response to a construction site on which part of a trench collapsed. The second company was fined $14,000 after a worker was seriously injured as a result of becoming entangled in the drive shaft of a conveyor.
A Calgary construction company was fined $25,000 with a $10,000 surcharge after a worker in Saskatoon was struck by a wooden railing that became dislodged from a building. The company was cited for failing to ensure the work area was marked by warning devices, such as barriers and warning lights.