April 23, 2014 12:30 pm

Saskatoon companies fined for workplace safety violations

Saskatoon companies fined for violating Saskatchewan workplace health and safety legislation.

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SASKATOON – Two Saskatoon companies have been fined for workplace safety violations.

Leader Builders was charged under health and safety legislation after an inspector observed work crews installing plywood on a roof without using fall protection equipment on Aug. 20, 2012

The company pleaded guilty for failing to use a fall protection system where a worker could fall three metres or more and failing to ensure workers used approved industrial protective headwear.

Leader Builders pleaded guilty in Saskatoon provincial court on April 10 and was fined $1,040. Two other charges were stayed.

Dave Deplaedt Retail Sales was also fined $840 after pleading guilty for failing use a fall protection system where a worker could fall three or more metres.

The company was charged after a worker was seen on the edge of a rooftop on Nov. 30, 2012 with no fall protection.

Occupational Health and Safety has cited nearly 6,400 contraventions for violations in the construction industry over the past five years.

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