September 28, 2016 11:39 am
Updated: September 28, 2016 11:40 am

Saskatchewan sewer company fined after two Calgary men die in workplace accident

A Saskatchewan sewer company will have to pay a $42,000 penalty after two Calgary men were killed in a workplace accident in Fox Valley, Sask.

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A Saskatchewan sewer company will have to pay a $42,000 penalty after two Calgary men were killed in a workplace accident.

J & D Sewer Services Ltd. of Swift Current was fined Tuesday for the accident in September 2014.

Two workers died when they were exposed to hydrogen sulphide in a sewer line near the village of Fox Valley, about 430 kilometres west of Regina.

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RCMP said at the time that the men fell about 3 1/2 metres and were buried when the line partially collapsed.

The company pleaded guilty in July to two counts under occupational health-and-safety legislation.

It admitted that it failed to ensure the workers were trained in all necessary ways to protect their health and safety and did not take all steps to prevent them from being exposed to hazardous substances.

© 2016 The Canadian Press

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