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Saskatchewan company jolted by heavy fine for electrical accident

Saskatoon police charged 35-year-old Ardeshir Zehtab-Jadid with two counts of sexual exploitation while in a position of authority. File / Global News

A Saskatchewan company has been fined $35,000 for an accident that injured a worker due to contact with a power line.

The Saskatchewan government said Venture Construction Inc., pleaded guilty Tuesday in Saskatoon provincial court to a charge laid under Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

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Court heard the business, which is based in the Rural Municipality of Corman Park, was at a worksite near Peerless on July 14, 2014 when a trailer that was being raised touched the line.

The contact resulted in serious injuries to the worker.

OHS regulations set out minimum distances that equipment must be kept from electrical conductors, such as overhead power lines.

One other charge against Venture Construction was stayed.

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