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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Our Ministry provides information below on prosecutions, convictions and acquittals under Saskatchewan's Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations for the current fiscal years (April 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014) and (April 21, 2014 - March 31, 2015).

Petrobakken Energy Ltd. (News Release)

• Petrobakken Energy Ltd. was charged in relation to a December 14, 2009, accident that resulted in the death of a worker near Kisby, Saskatchewan.
• On May 27, 2014, Petrobakken Energy Ltd. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o failure to ensure that a rig was inspected by a competent person before commencing operations, and at least every 30 working days after that; and
o failure to ensure that where a defect or unsafe condition was identified it took immediate steps to protect the health and safety of workers who might be at risk and correct this unsafe condition as soon as was reasonably practicable.
• Fined a total of $28,000.

Empire Foundations Inc. (News Release)

  • Empire Foundations Inc. of Tisdale, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a January 10, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working in a trench that was not properly shored and/or sloped.
  • On May 20, 2014, Empire Foundations Inc. pleaded guilty in Tisdale Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that a worker present in a trench more than 1.2 metres deep is protected from cave-ins or sliding material; and
    • o failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment is sufficiently and competently supervised.
  • Fined a total of $9,800.

Chris Webb (News Release)

  • Chris Webb of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to an October 25, 2011 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On May 12, 2014, Chris Webb pleaded guilty in Prince Albert Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to provide and/or require a worker to use appropriate protective headwear;
    • failure to ensure that a worker used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more; and
    • failure to ensure that a ladder in use by workers was secured against accidental movement during use.
  • Fined a total of $720.

Thompson’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd. (News Release)

  • Thompson’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd., of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a March 5, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed two workers installing a vent on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On May 5, 2014, Thompson’s Plumbing and Heating Ltd. pleaded guilty in Meadow Lake Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

BP Construction Ltd.(News Release)

  • BP Construction Ltd., of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a March 7, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On May 6, 2014, BP Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Shellbrook Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment is sufficiently and competently supervised.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Saalmic Mechanical Services Ltd.(News Release)

  • Saalmic Mechanical Services Ltd., of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a March 7, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On May 6, 2014, Saalmic Mechanical Services Ltd. pleaded guilty in Shellbrook Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more; and
    • failure to ensure that workers wear approved industrial protective headwear.
  • Fined a total of $1,040.

T & L Den Brok Enterprises Inc. (News Release)

  • T & L Den Brok Enterprises Inc. was charged in relation to an April 7, 2012 serious injury where a tractor fell upon a worker who was changing its tires.
  • T & L Den Brok Enterprises Inc. pleaded guilty in Yorkton Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure, insofar as was reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their worker and did thereby cause a serious injury to a worker.
  • Fined a total of $30,800 on April 29, 2014.

Darren McKenzie (News Release)

  • Darren McKenzie was charged in relation to an April 28, 2011 inspection where workers were observed working upon the roof of a building without using a fall protection system.
  • On April 24, 2014, Darren McKenzie pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, and its associated regulations, by failing to use a fall protection system at a work area where he could have fallen three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $360.

Cosmopolitan Industries Ltd. (News Release)

  • Cosmopolitan Industries Ltd. was charged in relation to a January 5, 2012 serious injury where a worker was standing on a trash conveyor performing maintenance and fell approximately nine feet to the ground.
  • On April 28, 2014, Cosmopolitan Industries Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that before a worker undertakes the maintenance of a machine that the machine is locked out and remains locked out during that activity if not doing so would put the worker at risk and did thereby cause a serious injury.
  • Fined a total of $14,000.

Sunsera Salons Ltd. (News Release)

  • Sunsera Salons Ltd. of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a December 15, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers asked for a harassment policy to be developed and implemented.
  • On April 21, 2014, Sunsera Salons Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Two charges related to failure to provide the occupational health officer who issued a notice of contravention with a written report of the progress that has been made towards remedying each contravention of the Act or regulations that is stated n the notice.
  • Fined a total of $1,680.

Jason Manulak operating as Masterworks Roofing (News Release)

  • Jason Manulak, operating as Masterworks Roofing, of Regina, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a June 21, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a residential roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 14, 2014, Jason Manulak pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three meters or more; and
    • failure to use footwear that is appropriate to the risks associated with the worker’s place of employment.
  • Fined a total of $1,040.

Reinhardt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. (News Release)

  • Reinhardt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. of Regina, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a May 3, 2012 complaint based inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed two workers working near a wall opening of a third floor building without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 8, 2014, Reinhardt Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Michael McLay (News Release)

  • Michael McLay of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to an October 2, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 10, 2014, Michael McLay pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Alexander Munroe (News Release)

  • Alexander Munroe of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a November 7, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker working on a residential roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 10, 2014, Alexander Munroe pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Leader Builders Ltd. (News Release)

  • Leader Builders Ltd. of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a August 30, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed two workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 10, 2014, Leader Builders Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more; and
    • failure to require a worker to use approved industrial protective headwear.
  • Fined a total of $1,040.

Dave DePlaedt Retail Sales Ltd. (News Release)

  • Dave DePlaedt Retail Sales Ltd. of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a November 30, 2012 complaint based inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker working on an edge of a rooftop without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 10, 2014, Dave DePlaedt Retail Sales Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Sam De'Athe (News Release)

  • Sam De'Athe of Carberry, Manitoba was charged in relation to a July 14, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 7, 2014, Sam De'Athe pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and its associated regulations by failing to use a fall protection system at a work area where he could have fallen three meters or more.
    • failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three meters or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Kevin Sholdice (News Release)

  • Kevin Sholdice of Cypress River, Manitoba was charged in relation to a July 14, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 7, 2014, Kevin Sholdice pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that workers under his direction complied with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and associated regulations; and
    • failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three meters or more.
  • Fined a total of $1,090.

Kevin Boyd (News Release)

  • Kevin Boyd of Treherne River, Manitoba was charged in relation to a July 14, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 7, 2014, Kevin Boyd pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and its associated regulations by failing to use a fall protection system at a work area where he could have fallen three meters or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Dean Nash (News Release)

  • Dean Nash of Glenboro, Manitoba was charged in relation to a July 14, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 7, 2014, Dean Nash pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and its associated regulations by failing to use a fall protection system at a work area where he could have fallen three meters or more.
  • Fined a total of $1,120.

Dave Nicholson operating as Dave’s Do It Right Construction (News Release)

  • Dave Nicholson operating as Dave’s Do It Right Construction, of Cypress River, Manitoba, was charged in relation to a July 14, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 7, 2014, Dave Nicholson pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that workers at use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three meters or more; and
    • failure to ensure that a all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
  • Fined a total of $2,520.

Chris Hacault (News Release)

  • Chris Hacault of Mariapolis, Manitoba was charged in relation to a July 14, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 7, 2014, Chris Hacault pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and its associated regulations by failing to use a fall protection system at a work area where he could have fallen three meters or more.
  • Fined a total of $1,120.

Trevor Robidoux (News Release)

  • Trevor Robidoux of Brandon, Manitoba was charged in relation to a July 14, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On April 7, 2014, Trevor Robidoux pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and its associated regulations by failing to use a fall protection system at a work area where he could have fallen three meters or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Jesse Manulak operating as Masterworks Roofing (News Release)

  • Jesse Manulak, operating as Masterworks Roofing, of Regina, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a June 21, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a residential roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On March 24, 2014, Jesse Manulak pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three meters or more; and
    • failure to use footwear that is appropriate to the risks associated with the worker’s place of employment.
  • Fined a total of $1,040.

Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. (News Release)

  • Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan were charged in relation to an October 18, 2010 complaint based inspection. The Occupational Health and Safety Division received and anonymous complaint that a trench project being undertaken by Graham Construction and Engineering (1995) Ltd. (Graham), near the veterinary college at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was not safe and that a portion of the trench had collapsed.
  • On March 24, 2014, Graham Construction and Engineering Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
  • Fined a total of $3,500.

Innovation Renovation Inc. (News Release)

  • Innovation Renovation Inc. of Regina, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a September 28, 2012 complaint based inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed three workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On March 26, 2014, Innovation Renovation Inc. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that worker at a work area use a fall protection system where a worker may fall three metres or more; and
    • failure to require a worker to use approved industrial protective headwear.
  • Fined a total of $1,090.

Baschuk Construction Ltd. (News Release)

  • Baschuk Construction Ltd. of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to a November 20, 2012 serious injury where a worker sustained serious injuries.
  • On April 2, 2014, Baschuk Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to provide and effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine; and
    • failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
  • Fined a total of $14,000.

Man shield (Alta.) Construction Inc. (News Release)

  • Man Shield (Alta.) Construction Inc., was charged in relation to a May 17, 2011 serious injury where a worker was hit in the head and shoulder by a guard rail system.
  • On March 31, 2014, Man Shield (Alta.) Construction Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • fail to ensure that an area at a workplace where a worker could be struck by a falling object was clearly marked by barriers, notices, warning lights or other warning devices, resulting in injuries to a worker.
  • Fined a total of $35,000.

KWH Pipe (Canada) Ltd. (News Release)

  • KWH Pipe (Canada) Ltd. was charged in relation to an October 25, 2011, worker fatality that occurred in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • On March 26, 2014, KWH Pipe (Canada) Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that no material was placed, stacked, or stored so as to constitute a hazard to workers.
  • Fother charges against KWH Pipe (Canada) Ltd. were stayed.
  • Fined a total of $42,000.

Silverhawk Construction Inc. (News Release)

  • Silverhawk Construction Inc., of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a January 10, 2013 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On March 12, 2014, Silverhawk Construction Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $1,120.

Shawn Klyne operating as Whitehouse Construction (News Release)

  • Shawn Klyne operating as Whitehouse Construction, of Fort Qu’Appelle, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a June 14, 2011 complaint based inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On March 13, 2014, Shawn Klyne pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three meters or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Ridge Riders Roofing Ltd. (News Release)

  • Ridge Riders Roofing Ltd., of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a July 15, 2011 inspection where workers were observed by an Occupational Health Officer working on a commercial building without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On December 13, 2013, Ridge Riders Roofing Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
    • Failure to provide and/or require workers wear approved industrial protective headwear.
    • Failure to ensure all work at t place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised
  • Fined a total of $1,880.

Adam Hunt (News Release)

  • Adam Hunt was charged in relation to inspections by an Occupational Health Officer in the morning and afternoon of April 24, 2013. During each of these inspections, the Officer observed workers working on a roof without adequate fall protection.
  • On March 12, 2014, Adam Hunt pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • two charges related to failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $1,960.

Jacob Tootoosis (News Release)

  • Jacob Tootosis was charged in relation to inspections by an Occupational Health Officer in the morning and afternoon of April 24, 2013. During each of these inspections, the Officer observed workers working on a roof without adequate fall protection.
  • On March 12, 2014, Jacob Tootoosis pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • two charges related to failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $1,960.

Iroc (operating as Eagle Well Services) (News Release)

  • Iroc (operating as Eagle Well Servicing) was charged in relation to a December 14, 2009, worker fatality that occurred near Kisbey, Saskatchewan.
  • On March 18, 2014, Iroc pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that a guy line was installed from the tubing board to the outrigger on the driller side of the derrick; and
    • failure to ensure that the daily tour book for the rig was reviewed and signed by its supervisor.
  • Fined a total of $18,200.

South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District No. 1, Inc. (News Release)

• South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District No. 1, Inc. was charged in relation to an August 27, 2012, worker fatality that occurred near Broderick, Saskatchewan.
• On March 13, 2014, South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District No. 1, Inc.   pleaded guilty in Outlook Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure, insofar as was reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of their worker and did thereby cause his death.
•  Three other charges against South Saskatchewan River Irrigation District No. 1, Inc. were stayed.
• Fined a total of $49,000.

Mike Engel operating as Engel Construction (News Release)

  • Mike Engel operating as Engel Construction, of Regina, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to an August 27, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker working on a residential roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On March 5, 2014, Mike Engel pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that a worker at a work area use a fall protection system where a worker may fall three meters or more;
    • failure to require a worker to use approved industrial protective headwear;
    • failure to ensure that a portable ladder extends at least one metre above any platform, roof or other landing to which the ladder is used as a means of access.
  • Fined a total of $1,240.

Jason Rolleston operating as TJR Construction (News Release)

  • Jason Rolleston, operating as TJR Construction, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to an October 12, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On February 13, 2014, Jason Rolleston pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure use of a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Bradley Carson (News Release)

  • Bradley Carson of Tisdale, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to January 10, 2012 and August 19, 2012 inspections where an Occupational Health Officer observed Bradley Carson working on a roof while not in compliance with occupational health and safety legislation.
  • On February 19, 2014, Bradley Carson pleaded guilty in Moose Jaw Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • fail to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more on January 10, 2012 and August 19, 2012.
  • Fined a total of $1,680.

Brennan Gerald Franklin Hoda (News Release)

  • Brennan Gerald Franklin Hoda, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a July 25, 2012 serious injury where a worker fell from a roof and sustained an injury as a result of the fall.
  • On February 26, 2014, Brennan Gerald Franklin Hoda pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • fail to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres of more.
  • Fined a total of $1,400.

City of Meadow Lake (News Release)

• The City of Meadow Lake was charged in relation to a September 7, 2011 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker at the bottom of a unshored trench.
• On February 24, 2014, the City of Meadow Lake pleaded guilty in Meadow Lake Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o failure to ensure that a worker was protected from cave-ins or sliding material in a trench; and
o failure to ensure that a trench that a worker was required or permitted to enter was kept free from an accumulation of water.
• Fined a total of $11,200.

Richard Denis (News Release)

• Richard Denis of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to an August 31, 2012 complaint based inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On February 10, 2014, Richard Denis pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o fail to ensure use of a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more; and
o fail to ensure that workers wear approved industrial protective headwear.
• Fined a total of $1,040.

John Duesener (News Release)

• John Duesener of Tisdale, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to an January 10, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On February 4, 2014, John Duesener pleaded guilty in Tisdale Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o fail to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $840.

New-Tech Construction Ltd. (News Release)
• New-Tech Construction Ltd., of Hague, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a May 15, 2012 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed numerous workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On February 4, 2014, New-Tech Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Melfort Provincial Court to four charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o fail to ensure that a worker at a work area use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall tree metres or more;
o fail to require a worker to use approved industrial protective headwear;
o fail to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised; and
o fail to ensure that a worker is trained in all matters that are necessary to protect the health and safety of the worker.
• Fined a total of $1,770.

Premium Brands Operating Group Inc. (News Release)

• Premium Brands Operating Group Inc. was charged in relation to a November 1, 2011 worker injury where a worker’s fingers were caught in an unguarded paddle mixer.
• On February 11, 2014, Premium Brands Operating Group Inc., pleaded guilty in Yorkton Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o fail to provide an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous moving part of a machine.
• Fined a total of $28,000.

Saskatoon Private Investigations Inc (News Release)
• Charged December 18, 2013, with seven violations of The Labour Standards Act
• 3 charges for failing to pay final wages within 14 days of termination
• 3 charges for failing to send final wages by registered mail
• 1 charge for failing to pay overtime at a rate of time and one-half for each hour or part of an hour in excess of 8 hours in any day, or 40 hours in any week.
• On February 10, 2014, Saskatoon Private Investigations Inc.  plead guilty to 3 charges for failing to pay final wages within 14 days of termination .
• Saskatoon Private Investigations Inc. was fined $500 plus an $80 victim surcharge for each charge.
• Four charges against Saskatoon Private Investigations were stayed.  All charges against the Directors, Greg Hrabok and Todd Hrabok were stayed.
• Fined a total of $1740.00.

Trinity Excavating Ltd. (News Release)
• Charged December 18, 2013, with one violation of The Labour Standards Act
• 1 charge for failing to pay overtime at a rate of time and one-half for each hour or part of an hour in excess of 8 hours in any day, or 40 hours in any week.
• On February 10, 2014, Lee Arens – Director of Trinity Excavating Ltd.. plead guilty to 1 charge for failing to pay overtime at time and one-half for each hour or part of an hour in excess of 8 hours in any day, or 40 hours in any week and was fined $250.00 plus an $60 victim surcharge.
• One charge against Trinity Excavating Ltd. was stayed
• Fined a total of $310.00

J-Cam Contracting Ltd. (News Release)

  • J-Cam Contracting Ltd., of Edmonton, Alberta, was charged in relation to a November 24, 2011 serious injury where a worker fell from a two storey residential roof and sustained a fracture of the vertebrae as a result of the fall.
  • On January 30, 2014, J-Cam Contracting Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $8,400.

Duane Ramage (News Release)

  • Duane Ramage of Regina, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a October 19, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 30, 2014, Duane Ramage pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to ensure that a worker at a work area use a fall protection system where a worker may fall three metres or more; and
    • failure to require a worker to use approved industrial protective headwear.
  • Fined a total of $1,600.

Travis Ramage (News Release)

  • Travis Ramage of White City, Saskatchewan was charged in relation to an October 19, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 30, 2014, Travis Ramage pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Carson Energy Services Ltd. (News Release)

  • Carson Energy Services Service Ltd., of Lampman, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a January 10, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker working in an excavation site without a temporary protective structure.
  • On January 20, 2014, Carson Energy Services Service Ltd. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that a worker is protected from cave-in or sliding materials in a trench that was more than 1.2 meters deep.
  • Fined a total of $980.

Chad Knudson (News Release)

  • Chad Knudson, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a December 21, 2011 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed two workers working on a residential roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 29, 2014, Chad Knudson pleaded guilty in Moose Jaw Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • fail to ensure that workers under his direction comply with regulations made pursuant to The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 that apply to the place of employment;
  • Fined a total of $840.

Adam Knudson operating as Ad’s Roofing (News Release)

  • Adam Knudson operating as Ad’s Roofing, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a December 21, 2011 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed two workers working on a residential roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 29, 2014, Adam Knudson pleaded guilty in Moose Jaw Provincial Court to four charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • fail to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three meters or more;
    • fail to ensure workers were trained in the safe use of a fall protection system;
    • failed to ensure that a worker uses footwear that is appropriate to the risks associated with the worker’s place of employment and occupation;
    • fail to ensure that all work at a place of employment is sufficiently and competently supervised;
  • Fined a total of $3,890.

Tollifson Cable Service Ltd. (News Release)

  • Tollifson Cable Service Ltd., of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to an August 26, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working in an excavation site without a temporary protective structure.
  • On January 15, 2014, Tollifson Cable Service Ltd. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers were protected from cave-ins or sliding materials in a trench.
  • Fined a total of $4,900.

Acme Reno’s Inc. (News Release)

  • Acme Reno’s Inc., of Emerald Park, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a October 18, 2011 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 15, 2014, Acme Reno’s Inc. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
    • Fail to provide and/or require workers to use appropriate protective headwear.
  • Fined a total of $1,040.

Wright Construction Western Inc. (News Release)

  • Wright Construction Western Inc., of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to an October 27, 2011 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 9, 2014, Wright Construction Western Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $840.

1234049 Alberta Ltd. (News Release)

  • 1234049 Alberta Ltd., of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a November 14, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed  workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 15, 2014, 1234049 Alberta Ltd. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.  
    • Fail to ensure that workers wear approved industrial protective headwear.
  • Fined a total of $1,040.

Shaun Fiolleau (Fiolleau Roofing Company) (News Release)

  • Shaun Fiolleau operating as Fiolleau Roofing Company, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a December 23, 2010 serious injury where a worker employed by Shaun Fiolleau sustained serious injuries.
  • On January 13, 2014, Shaun Fiolleau pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure the health, safety and welfare of a worker at work.
    • Failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
  • Fined a total of $3,850.

Steve Strickland (News Release)

  • Steve Strickland, of Fife Lake, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a January 22, 2012, detonation where workers employed at Claude Resources Inc. sustained serious injuries.
  • On January 8, 2014, Steve Strickland pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to take reasonable care to protect his health and safety and the health and safety of other workers who may be affected by his acts or omissions.
  • Fined a total of $2,100.

Claude Resources Inc. (News Release)

  • Claude Resources Inc., of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a January 22, 2012, detonation where workers employed by Claude Resources Inc. sustained serious injuries.
  • On January 8, 2014, Claude Resources Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
    • Failure to ensure that appropriate written procedures were provided to a worker who conducts a blasting operation to ensure the safety of the worker and any other person in the vicinity of the blasting operation.
    • Failure to ensure that in the case of a blast initiated by electrical means, that only an approved blasting machine is used.
  • Fined a total of $24,500.

Laverdiere Construction Ltd. (News Release)

• Laverdiere Construction Ltd., of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a June 18, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On January 8, 2014, Laverdiere Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Swift Current Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that a worker at a work area use a fall protection system where a worker may fall tree metres or more.
o Failure to require a worker to use approved industrial protective headwear.
• Fined a total of $1,040.

 Clay M. Nelson operating as CMN Construction (News Release)

• Clay M. Nelson operating as CMN Construction, of Swift Current, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a May 2, 2012 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a top plate of a structure without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On January 8, 2014, Clay M. Nelson pleaded guilty in Swift Current Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that workers at a work area use a fall protection system where a worker may fall three meters or more.
o Failure to ensure that a worker is trained in the use of fall protection system before allowing the worker to work in an area whre a fall protection system must be used.
• Fined a total of $1,040.

Integral Construction Ltd. (News Release)
• Integral Construction Ltd., of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a May 3, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On January 8, 2014, Integral Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Moose Jaw Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that a worker at a work area use a fall protection system where a worker may fall tree metres or more.
• Fined a total of $800.

Kopp Developments Inc. (News Release)

  • Kopp Developments Inc., of Sherwood Park, Alberta, was charged in relation to a October 10, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed a worker working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 8, 2014 Kopp Developments Inc. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that a worker at a work area use a fall protection system where a worker may fall tree metres or more.  
  • Fined a total of $840.

Ainsworth Inc. operating as National Refrigeration Heating (News Release)

  • Ainsworth Inc. operating as National Refrigeration Heating, of Melfort, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a May 15, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a construction site without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 7, 2014, Ainsworth Inc. pleaded guilty in Melfort Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that a worker who has to work within a control zone uses a travel restraint system or a means that is equally effective as a travel restraint system and that prevents the worker from getting to the unguarded edge of the work area.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Manix Construction Ltd. (News Release)

  • Manix Construction Ltd., of Medicine Hat, Alberta, was charged in relation to a June 5, 2012 inspection where an Occupational Health Officer observed workers working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On January 6, 2014, Manix Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Yorkton Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.  
  • Fined a total of $840.

Dave Hamm (News Release)

•  Dave Hamm of Hepburn, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a October 12, 2012 inspection where an Occupation Health Officer observed an individual working on a residential roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On December 18, 2013, Dave Hamm pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to use a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $840.

Eric Remus (News Release)

•  Eric Remus of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a June 12, 2012 inspection where an Occupation Health Officer observed an individual working on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On December 18, 2013, Dave Hamm pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure use of a fall protection system at a temporary or permanent work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $840.

Henry Janzen Steel Buildings Ltd. (News Release)

•  Henry Janzen Steel Buildings Ltd., of Osler, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a April 4, 2011 inspection where an Occupation Health Officer observed workers on a roof without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On December 17, 2013, Henry Janzen Steel Buildings Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $840.

Ridge Riders Roofing Ltd.  (News Release)

•  Ridge Riders Roofing Ltd., of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was charged in relation to a July 15, 2011 inspection where workers were observed by an Occupational Health Officer working on a commercial building without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On December 13, 2013, Ridge Riders Roofing Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
o  Failure to provide and/or require workers wear approved industrial protective headwear.
o Failure to ensure all work at t place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised
• Fined a total of $1,880.

Kramer Ltd. (News Release)

•  Kramer Ltd. was charged in relation to a March 26, 2010 serious injury where a worker employed at Kramer Ltd., in Saskatoon sustained serious injuries.
• On September 10, 2013, Kramer Ltd. was found guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court,  and fined on December 11, 2013 with regard to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that its workers were trained in all matters required to protect the health or safety of the worker, including failing to train a worker about safety requirement for repairing an overhead door.
o  Failure to ensure all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
o Failure to ensure the health, safety and welfare of a worker, at work.
• Fined a total of $33,600.

Able Eavestroughing Ltd. (News Release)

•  Able Eavestroughing  Ltd., of Brandon, Manitoba, was charged in relation to a July 17, 2012 inspection where workers were observed by an Occupation Health Officer working on a construction site without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On December 11, 2013, Able Eavestroughing Ltd. pleaded guilty in Carlyle Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
o  Failure to ensure workers wear approved industrial protective headwear.
o Failure to ensure all work at t place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised
• Fined a total of $2,240. 

Mike Molnar (News Release)

•  Mike Molnar was charged in relation a January 12, 2012 worker fatality as a result of a fall at a worksite in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
• On December 4, 2013,  Mike Molnar pleaded guilty in Yorkton Provincial Court to charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
• Failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised resulting in the death of a worker.
• Fined a total of $23,800.

101176473 Saskatchewan Ltd. operating as Big Hammer Construction (News Release)

•  101176473 Saskatchewan Ltd., operating as Big Hammer Construction, was charged in relation to a November 1, 2012 inspection where workers were observed by an Occupational Health Officer working on a roof structure of a house without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On December 5, 2013,  101176473 Saskatchewan Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
• Failure to ensure workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $840.

Mark Derbowka (News Release)

•  Mark Derbowka was charged in relation to a July 25, 2012 inspection where two workers were observed by an Occupational Health Officer working on a roof structure of a house without utilizing a fall protection system and protective headwear.
• On December 10, 2013,  Mark Derbowka pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
• Failure to use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $840.

Calvert Construction Ltd. (News Release)

•  Calvert Construction Ltd. was charged in relation to an inspection by a Occupation Health Officer on November 27, 2012.   During the inspection the Officer observed workers working without adequate fall protection.
• On December 2, 2013,  Calvert Construction Ltd. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
• Failure to ensure workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Failure to require a worker wear industrial eye protection.
• Fined a total of $760.

Wintringham Roofing Ltd. (News Release)

•  Wintringham Roofing Ltd. was charged in relation to inspections by Occupational Health Officers on January 24, 2011, January 26, 2011, October 12, 2011, July 3, 2012, July 26, 2012, and October 12, 2012.   During each of these inspections, Officers observed workers working on a roof without adequate fall protection.
• On November 26, 2013,  Wintringham Roofing Ltd. pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
• Six charges related to failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Two charges related to failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
•  Fined a total of $15,330.

Al Stewart (News Release)

•  Al Stewart was charged in relation to inspections by Occupation Health Officers on January 24, 2011, January 26, 2011 and October 12, 2011.   During each of these inspections Officers observed workers working without adequate fall protection.
• On November 26, 2013,  Al Stewart pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
• Two charges related to failure to use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $1,960.

Greg Wintringham (News Release)

•  Greg Wintringham was charged in relation to an October 12, 2011 inspection where Occupational Health Officers observed workers working on a roof without adequate fall protection.
• On November 26, 2013,  Greg Wintringham pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
• Failure to use a fall protection system at a work area where he may fall three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $840.

Cary Brent Thiessen (News Release)

• Cary Brent Thiessen was charged in relation to a June 21, 2012 inspection where two workers were observed by an Occupational Health Officer working in a trench that was not in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety legislation.
• On November 19, 2013,  Cary Brent Thiessen  pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to comply with section 262 of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 where a worker was present in an excavation that was more than 1.2 metres deep.
•  Fined a total of $4,900.


622564 Saskatchewan Ltd. (
News Release)

• 622564 Saskatchewan Ltd. was charged in relation to a March 29, 2012 accident where a worker fell from a roof truss.  The worker was not utilizing a fall protection system.
• On November 14, 2013 622564 Saskatchewan  pleaded guilty in Lloydminster  Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure workers use a fall protection system at a temporary work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
•  Fined a total of $21,000.
 

622564 Saskatchewan Ltd. (News Release)

  • 622564 Saskatchewan Ltd. was charged in relation to a March 29, 2012 accident where a worker fell from a roof truss.  The worker was not utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On November 14, 2013 622564 Saskatchewan  pleaded guilty in Lloydminster  Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
  • Failure to ensure workers use a fall protection system at a temporary work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Fined a total of $21,000.

All Canadian Homes Ltd. (News Release)

  • All Canadian Homes Ltd. was charged in relation to a May 16, 2012 inspection where two workers were observed by an Occupational Health Officer working on the roof of a structure without utilizing a fall protection system.
  • On November 18, 2013,  All Canadian Homes Ltd.  pleaded guilty in Moose Jaw  Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
  • Failure to ensure workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Failure to ensure workers wear approved industrial protective headwear.
  •  Fined a total of $1,040.

Andrew Hanson (News Release)

• Andrew Hanson was charged in relation to a June 16, 2011 inspection where four workers were observed by occupational health and safety officers working on a roof structure of a house without utilizing a fall protection system and protective headwear.
• On October 30, 2013, Andrew Hanson  pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that a worker used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
o Failure to provide and/or require workers to use appropriate protective headwear.
• Fined a total of $1,400.

Real Stucco & Plumbing Ltd. (News Release)

• Real Stucco & Plumbing Ltd. was charged in relation to an August 4, 2011 inspection where a worker was observed by an occupational health and safety officer working on the roof of a house without utilizing a fall protection system.
• On November 4, 2013, Real Stucco & Plumbing Ltd.  pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that a worker used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
o Failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
• Fined a total of $1,680.

Mason M. Tourand (News Release)

• Mason M. Tourand was charged in relation to a January 10, 2012 inspection where a worker was observed by an occupational health and safety officer working in an unsafe trench.
• On October 28, 2013, Mason M. Tourand  pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to follow safe work practices required by The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.
• Fined a total of $980.

Zachary J. Chevrier (News Release)
• Zachary J. Chevrier was charged in relation to a January 10, 2012 inspection where a worker was observed by an occupational health and safety officer working in an unsafe trench.
• On October 28, 2013, Zachary J. Chevrier  pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that the workers under his direction comply with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993 and its regulations.
• Fined a total of $980.

Fine Line Builders Ltd. (News Release)
• Fine Line Builders Ltd. was charged in relation to a February 28, 2012 inspection where two workers were observed by an occupational health and safety officer working on an aerial platform without using a fall protection system.
• On October 21, 2013, Fine Line Builders Ltd.  pleaded guilty in Moose Jaw Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a temporary work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
o Failure to ensure an aerial device, elevating work platform or personnel lifting unit is designed constructed, erected, operating and maintained in accordance with an approved standard.
o Failure to ensure that only trained operators are required or permitted to operate powered mobile equipment and that said training is proved to competent persons.
•  Fined a total of $2,520.

Matt Marchewski (News Release)
• Matt Marchewski was charged in relation to a May 3, 2012 inspection where a individual was observed by an occupational health and safety officer working at a home under construction in a raised elevated platform with no fall protection system and not wearing protective headweare or footwear.
• On October 24, 2013, Matt Marchewski  pleaded guilty in North Battleford Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to use a person fall arrest system when being raised or lowered by an aerial device or elevating work platform.
o Failure to use appropriate protective headwear.
•  Fined a total of $1,040.

Bonkowski Enterprises Inc. (News Release)
• Bonkowski Enterprises Inc. was charged in relation to an August 9, 2011 inspection where three workers were observed by an occupational health and safety officer working upon the roof of a commercial building without using a fall protection system or protective headwear.
• On October 21, 2013, Bonkowski Enterprises Inc.  pleaded guilty in Yorkton Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
o Failure to provide and/or ensure workers use appropriate protective headwear.
•  Two other charges against Bonkowski Enterprises Inc. were stayed.
• Fined a total of $1,040.

Greenspring Ag Services Ltd. (News Release)

• Greenspring Ag Services Ltd. was charged in relation to a December 16, 2009, accident that resulted in the death of a worker north of Debden, Saskatchewan.
• On October 21, 2013, Greenspring Ag Services Ltd.  pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to provide an effective safeguard where a worker may contact a dangerous part of a moving machine resulting in the death of a worker.
•  Three other charges against Greenspring Ag Services Ltd. were stayed.
• Fined a total of $21,000.

S.O.S. Electrical (1998) Ltd. (News Release)

• S.O.S. Electrical (1998) Ltd. was charged in relation to an October 25, 2011 inspection where two workers were observed working upon the roof of a building without using a fall protection system.
• On October 8, 2013, S.O.S Electrical (1998) Ltd.  pleaded guilty in Prince Albert Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
o Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
o Failure to ensure that a ladder in use by workers was secured against accidental movement during use.
o  Failure to ensure that a portable ladder in use by workers was equipped with locks that securely hold the sections of the ladder in its extended position.
• Two other charges against S.O.S. Electrical (1998) Ltd. were stayed.
• Fined a total of $1,560.

Penny Lynn Holdings Ltd. (News Release)

• Gary Morriseau was charged in relation to a April 28, 2011 inspection where workers were observed working upon the roof of a building without using a fall protection system.
• On September 30, 2013, Gary Morriseau pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following: Failure to use a fall protection system at a work area where he could have fallen three metres or more.
• Fined a total of $360.00.

• Jack Morriseau was charged in relation to a April 28, 2011 inspection where workers were observed working upon the roof of a building without using a fall protection system.
• On October 7, 2013,  Jack Morriseau pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following: Failure to ensure that workers complied with The Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993, and its associated regulations, by not having those workers wear fall protection.
• Fined a total of $400.00.

 Cory Luthi operating as Cory Luthi Construction (CLC) (News Release)

  • Cory Luthi operating as Cory Luthi Construction (CLC) was charged in relation to an August 17, 2011 inspection where a crew was observed working on a roof of a residential house while not in compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Legislation.
  • On August 20, 2013, Cory Luthi operating as Cory Luthi Construction (CLC)  was sentenced  in Melfort Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
  • Failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Failure to provide and/or require workers to use appropriate protective headwear.
  • Two other charges against Cory Luthi operating as Cory Luthi Construction (CLC) were withdrawn.
  • Fined a total of $580.00

Little Rainbow Roofing & Exteriors Inc. (News Release)

  • Little Rainbow Roofing & Exteriors Inc. was charged in relation to an August 16, 2011 inspection where two individuals were observed working on a roof of a residential house not wearing fall protection, head protection and protective footwear.
  • On August 14, 2013, Little Rainbow Roofing & Exteriors Inc.  pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
  • Failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.
  • Failure to provide and/or require workers to use appropriate protective headwear as required.
  • Two other charges against Little Rainbow Roofing & Exteriors Inc. was stayed.
  • Fined a total of $480.

Elite Eaves & Exteriors Ltd. (News Release)

  • Elite Eaves & Exteriors Ltd. was charged in relation to an August 25, 2011 inspection where workers were observed working up on the roof of a building without using a fall protection system.
  • On August 9, 2013, Elite Eaves & Exteriors Ltd.  pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to three charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
  • Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Failure to provide and/or require a worker to use appropriate protective headwear.
  • Failure to ensure that a ladder in use by workers was secured against accidental movement during use. 
  • Two other charges against Elite Eaves & Exteriors Ltd. were stayed.
  • Fined a total of $1,570.

Teak Builders Inc. (News Release)

  • Teak Builders Inc. was charged in relation to an October 18, 2011 inspection where one individual was observed working on a roof of a residential house not wearing fall protection, not connected to an anchor point, and not otherwise protected against falling.
  • On August 9, 2013, Teak Builders Inc.  pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
  • Failure to ensure that workers use a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • One other charge against Teak Builders Inc. was withdrawn by the Crown.
  • Fined a total of $840.

Saskatoon Regional Health Authority (News Release)

  • Saskatoon Regional Health Authority was charged in relation to a December 26, 2010 incident where carbon monoxide was released at St. Mary’s Villa in Humboldt, Saskatchewan.
  • On July 15, 2013, Saskatoon Regional Health Authority  pleaded guilty in Humboldt Provincial Court to two charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers were trained in all matters that are necessary to protect the health and safety of workers.
    • Failure to arrange for the regular examination of any plant under its control to ensure that it safely performs the functions for which the plant is used. 
  • Nine other charges against Saskatoon Regional Health Authority were stayed.
  • Fined a total of $154,000.

D. J. Drilling (2004) Ltd. (News Release)

  • D. J. Drilling Ltd. was charged in relation to a February 21, 2011 incident resulting in a death of a worker at an exploration drilling site on Cree Lake, Saskatchewan.
  • On June 19, 2013, D. J. Drilling (2004) Ltd.  pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised, resulting in a death of a worker.
    • Three other charges against D. J. Drilling (2004) Ltd. were stayed.
    • Fined a total of $46,000.

Cactus Roofing (News Release)

  • Cactus Roofing was charged in relation to incidents occurring February 10, 2011, May 11, 2012, and June 12, 2012.
  • On May 16, 2013, Cactus Roofing was found guilty in Provincial Court of six charges under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to use a fall protection system where a worker may fall three metres or more.
    • failure to provide and/or require workers to use appropriate footwear
    • failure to provide and/or require workers to use appropriate protective headwear
    • failure to ensure that a portable ladder is secured against accidental movement during use
  • Charges against Cactus Roofing in relation to an incident occurring between May 23 and June 18 2012 were stayed.
  • Fined a total of $9,120.

Flaman Sales Ltd.

  • Flaman Sales Ltd. was charged in relation to a December 16, 2009 incident where a worker was fatally injured while using a PTO shaft.  The company was charged with contravening section 8(a) (ii) of the Act (failure to ensure, insofar as was reasonably practicable, that a grain extractor it supplied to Greenspring Ag Services Ltd., complied with the requirements of the Act and its associated regulations, by failing to effectively guard an exposed moving shaft on the grain extractor, resulting in the death of a worker).
  • On April 10, 2013 the charge against Flaman Sales Ltd. was stayed.

McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. (News Release)

  • McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. was charged in relation to a December 23, 2010 incident where a worker was injured on a residential construction site in Saskatoon, Sask.
  • On April 10, 2013 McDiarmid pleaded guilty in Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that a worksite that was not under the direct or complete control of the employer was safe for workers.
  • Two other charges against McDiarmid were stayed.
  • Fined a total of $2,800.

CDK Holdings (Operating as Koby Masonry Construction) (News Release)

  • CDK Holdings was charged in relation to an October 06, 2010 incident where a worker was seriously injured while dismantling a scaffold.
  • On April 10, 2013, CDK Holdings was found guilty in Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • failure to use a fall protection system where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Three other charges against CDK Holdings were stayed.
  • Fined a total of $12,600.
  • Charges against Michael Serby in relation to the same incident were stayed.

Granite Developments Inc. (News Release)

  • Granite Developments Inc. was charged in relation to an October 12, 2010 involving non-compliance with fall protection and head protection in Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • On March 11, 2013, Granite Developments Inc. pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to one charge under the OHS regulations related to the following:
    • Failure to ensure that workers used a fall protection system at a work area where a worker may fall three metres or more.
  • Two other charges against Granite Developments Inc. were stayed.
  • Fined a total of $980.


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