Worker, Supervisor and Company Fined in Trench Incident
A worker was injured by falling debris while working in a trench. The construction company pleaded guilty to failing to report the injury to the OHS Division as soon as was reasonably possible and was fined $1,400. Two individuals (a supervisor and a worker) also pleaded guilty to letting workers work in a trench that wasn’t protected from cave-in or sliding materials resulting in injuries. They were each fined $4,900 [Glen Peterson Construction, Dwayne Lazar and Kirk Parazader, Govt. News Release, June 23, 2014].