An Alberta construction company pleaded guilty last Wednesday in Swift Current Provincial Court to a violation of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.
Neu-Build Construction Incorporated was fined $25,000 with a $10,000 surcharge, stemming from an incident that occurred back in October of 2020.
While working near Maple creek, an employee was electrocuted while stabilizing trusses, which resulted in serious injuries.
According to a provincial release, the company had contravened subsection 465(2) of the regulations (being an employer or contractor, fail to ensure that no worker works, no material is piled, stored or handled, no scaffold is erected or dismantled and no equipment or powered mobile equipment is used or operated within the minimum distance from any exposed energized electrical conductor set out in column 1 of table 22 of the appendix of The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).
One additional charge was stayed.