Evraz North America fined $322K following 2018 workplace incident at Regina plant

Evraz North America has been fined $230,000 plus a $92,000 surcharge following a 2018 incident when an employee was seriously injured at the Regina plant. Taryn Snell / Global News

Evraz North America has been fined $322,000 over an incident in 2018 when a worker was seriously injured at the Regina plant.

The Ontario-based company pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations in Regina court on Jan. 27.

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Evraz pleaded guilty to “failing to ensure an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine, remaining in place at all times, resulting in a serious injury to a worker.”

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The initial fine is $230,000 plus a surcharge of $92,000. Another charge to the company was withdrawn.

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The worker was injured on Feb. 7, 2018, after stepping on to a turn roll motor.

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