Electrician company fined $56K following workplace injury

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Hergott Electric Ltd. faced the consequences of its actions as it pleaded guilty in Saskatoon Provincial Court to violating The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996. The company failed to provide and maintain a safe working environment, resulting in the serious injury of a worker.

The violation in question, as outlined in clause 12(a) of the regulations, specifically pertains to employers neglecting their responsibility to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of their workers while on the job. As a result, Hergott Electric Ltd. was ordered to pay a fine of $40,000. In addition, a surcharge of $16,000 was imposed, bringing the total penalty to $56,000.

This legal action stemmed from an incident that occurred on October 23, 2020, in Humboldt. During the incident, a worker sustained severe injuries when a scissor lift drove off the loading ramps, which were being used to load it onto a trailer. The incident highlighted the failure of Hergott Electric Ltd. to provide adequate safety measures to protect their employees.

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