Cosmopolitan Industries fined after worker seriously injured

Saskatoon-based company Cosmopolitan Industries pleads guilty to one charge under safety legislation for failing to prevent worker’s fall. File / Global News

SASKATOON – Cosmopolitan Industries pleaded guilty to one charge under occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation in Saskatoon provincial court.

The company was charged after a worker standing on a trash conveyor performing maintenance fell around nine feet on Jan.5, 2012.

Cosmo pleaded guilty for failure to ensure a machine was locked out and remained locked out before a worker undertook maintenance and that activity thereby caused a serious injury.

The Saskatoon company was fined $14,000 on April 28.

One additional charge was stayed.

In January, there were 17 OHS convictions totalling nearly $45,000 in fines.

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