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Edmonton company fined $100K after worker suffers serious facial injuries

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety says an Alberta company has been fined after a worker sustained serious facial injuries.
The Saskatchewan Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety says an Alberta company has been fined after a worker sustained serious facial injuries. File / Global News

An Edmonton company has been fined $100,000 after a worker suffered serious facial injuries in western Saskatchewan nearly two years ago.

The charge under Saskatchewan’s occupational health and safety regulations stems from an injury at a worksite near Lloydminster on Nov. 9, 2016.

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A worker was struck in the face by a metal gate while trying to get a cow into a holding pen.

The company pleaded guilty on Oct. 2 to failing to ensure the health, safety and welfare of its workers, resulting in a serious injury to a worker.

324007 Alberta Ltd., which was operating as Heartland Livestock Services at the time, was fined $71,429 plus a surcharge of $28,571.

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