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Saskatchewan companies fined for OHS violations

A construction worker shingles the roof of a new home in a development in Ottawa on July 6, 2015. Two Saskatchewan companies have been fined for violations of the province’s occupational health and safety regulations.
A construction worker shingles the roof of a new home in a development in Ottawa on July 6, 2015. Two Saskatchewan companies have been fined for violations of the province’s occupational health and safety regulations. Sean Kilpatrick / The Canadian Press

Two Saskatchewan companies have been fined for occupational health and safety violations in separate incidents.

The first violation happened on Sept. 25, 2015 near Regina when a worker fell off a roof onto a concrete driveway and suffered serious injuries.

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Dalton Parisian pleaded guilty in Regina provincial court on May 25, 2017 for failing to ensure that a worker under a supervisor’s direction is using fall protection equipment where they may fall three or more metres, resulting in serious injury.

The company was fined $3,750 plus a $1,500 surcharge.

The second violation happened on Jan. 26, 2016 when two workers were seen by an OHS officer working on a roof near Saskatoon and not wearing proper fall protection.

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Aesthetic Developments pleaded guilty in Saskatoon provincial court on May 25, 2017 for failing to ensure workers were using a fall protection system where they could fall three metres or more.

The company was fined $1,000 plus a $400 surcharge.

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