Two Companies Fined for Separate Safety Incidents

The government announced guilty pleas and fines in separate safety incidents:

  • A tractor with a crane came in contact with an overhead high-voltage line, killing a worker walking beside the tractor. A construction company was fined $23,800 for failing to ensure that no worker works and no equipment or powered mobile equipment is used or operated with the minimum distance from any exposed energized electrical conductor [Darcy Rask Construction Inc., Govt. News Release, Sept. 2, 2016]
  • A worker got trapped under a trencher while installing irrigation pipes. His employer pleaded guilty to failing to ensure that a unit of powered mobile equipment wasn’t moved when a worker may be endangered by that movement. It was fined $32,200 [C. & F. Installations Company (1984) Ltd., Govt. News Release, Sept. 2, 2016].