May 31, 2014 9:31 pm

Saskatoon construction company fined over $9K for safety violations

Empire Foundations pleaded guilty to 2 counts under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation in provincial court on Tuesday.

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SASKATOON – Empire Foundations pleaded guilty to two counts under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation in Saskatoon provincial court on Tuesday.

The construction company was charged for failing to ensure that a worker in a trench over 1.2 metres deep is protected from cave-ins or sliding material and failing to supervise all work at a place of employment.

Charges stem from an inspection at a Tisdale, Sask. worksite on Jan. 10, 2012.

An OHS officer observed workers in a trench that was not properly shored and sloped.

The Saskatoon company was fined $9,800.

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