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Kelvington company fined in Saskatchewan workplace death

A Saskatoon company was fined over $30,000 in provincial court after a tractor fell on a worker causing serious injuries.
A Kelvington company has been fined a total of $70,000 in a 2014 Saskatchewan workplace death. File / Global News

A Kelvington company has been fined in a 2014 Saskatchewan workplace death.

A 43-year-old man from Kelvington was fatally injured on Oct. 21, 2014 when the packer he was operating at a worksite on Highway 18 just west of Mankota rolled over him.

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He died at the scene from his injuries.

101186505 Saskatchewan Ltd. was charged under occupational health and safety regulations with failing to ensure that a worker operating powered mobile equipment was using a seat belt or other restraining device, resulting in the death of a worker.

The company pleaded guilty to the violations in Swift Current provincial court on Aug. 22 and was fined $50,000 plus a $20,000 surcharge.

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One other charge against the company was stayed.