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Saskatchewan company fined $14,000

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by JOC News Service

PRINCE ALBERT, SASK. - A Saskatchewan construction company has been fined after a worker was injured by a falling board.
Saskatchewan company fined $14,000

According to the province, Daniel Manary, operating as Danbo Construction, has been fined a total of $14,000 for violating one count under Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

The Prince Albert company, working in Emma Lake at the time of the incident, pleaded guilty on April 13 to contravening subsection 91(4) of the regulations.

The regulation requires that a worker use industrial protective headwear, have a liner for cold conditions and a retention system to secure the industrial protective headwear firmly on the worker's head where the worker is likely to work in conditions that may cause the headwear to dislodge, resulting in the serious injury to a worker.
Manary was fined $10,000 with a $4,000 surcharge.
The incident occurred on Jan. 8, 2016 when a worker, who was not wearing protective headwear, was struck in the head by a board that had slipped off a roof.

"While everyone is responsible to create and maintain a safe and healthy workplace, employers carry the greatest responsibility because of their authority and control over the worksite," reads a statement from the province.

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