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Sask. company fined $98,000 after pleading guilty to OHS violation

A Saskatchewan company has been fined $98,000 after pleading guilty in Humboldt Provincial Court to an Occupational Health and Safety violation in connection with a workplace fatality in 2014. Olysky Limited Partnership, operating as Big Sky Farms, was charged with one count of failing to ensure that a powered mobile equipment operator was using a seatbelt or other restraining device…

A Saskatchewan company has been fined $98,000 after pleading guilty in Humboldt Provincial Court to an Occupational Health and Safety violation in connection with a workplace fatality in 2014.

Olysky Limited Partnership, operating as Big Sky Farms, was charged with one count of failing to ensure that a powered mobile equipment operator was using a seatbelt or other restraining device.

The charge stemmed from an incident on April 23, 2014 when a worker was killed after being thrown from the cab of a tractor operating near Burr, Sask. The worker’s identity was not released.

Occupational health and safety rules require all equipment operators to be trained before starting work. Employers must document the training.

Employers have “the greatest responsibility” for safety because they control the workplace, according to a government news release.

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