City, Supervisor and Contractor Fined for Two Separate Incidents

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A city, supervisor and contractor working for the city have pleaded guilty to OHS violations relating to two separate incidents. In the first, which involved a trench collapse, the contractor pleaded guilty to three charges and was fined $13,180; the city pleaded guilty to one violation and was fined $1,050. The second set of charges stemmed from a routine OHS inspection. The city pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that workers were protected from cave-ins or sliding material in a trench and was fined $7,000. A city supervisor also pleaded guilty to failing to ensure workers under his supervision worked in compliance with OHS legislation and was fined $310 [City of Prince Albert, Rusway Construction Ltd. and Neal Basaraba, Govt. News Release, Feb. 24, 2011].