Weyerhaeuser fined for worker injury in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan
July 7, 2020
SASKATCHEWAN (From news reports) -- Weyerhaeuser will pay a $182,000 fine stemming from a 2017 incident at their Hudson Bay operations when a worker was seriously injured by a forklift.
The Province of Saskatchewan said on July 6, that the company pleaded guilty n Hudson Bay Provincial Court to violating provincial health and safety regulations.
Weyerhaeuser Company Limited of Vancouver was fined $182,000 on June 23, 2020 after pleading guilty 1996 to contravening clause 12(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.
The clauses states that; being an employer, fail in the provision and maintenance of a plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer's workers, resulting in the injury of a worker.
Charges stem from an incident on October 5, 2017, in Hudson Bay. The company was fined $130,000 with a $52,000 surcharge.