Estevan-based company, Double G Painting was found guilty in a workplace incident of violations under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.
The charges were the result of a workplace incident that occurred on June 18th, 2020, in Fillmore. A worker suffered serious injuries while standing on a ladder that slipped and fell to the floor.
The company was found guilty in Weyburn Provincial Court earlier this month of contravening clause 12 (a) of the regulations, resulting in the serious injury of a worker. The clause includes providing and maintaining systems of work, and working environments that ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare at work of the employer's workers.
They were also found guilty of contravening clause 253(2)(b) of the regulations. This includes failing to ensure that a portable ladder is secured against accidental movement during use, resulting in the serious injury of a worker.
The Court imposed fines of $3,000, along with surcharges of $1,200 for each violation, for a total amount of $8,400.