Trenching Violation Costs Construction Company $3,200


After a routine inspection, a construction company pleaded guilty to violating Sec. 263(1) of the OHS regulations by failing to ensure a worker in a trench was protected from cave-ins or sliding material by means of cut back or shoring. The court fined it $3,200 [Allan Construction Co. Ltd., Govt. News Release, Aug. 16, 2011].