Saskatchewan poultry company fined $46K for workplace safety violation
By Canadian Poultry magazineNews Company News
Pedigree Poultry faces hefty fine after pleading guilty to a serious safety violation, resulting in a worker's injury near Regina Beach.
In a recent development, Pedigree Poultry Ltd. has pleaded guilty in Regina Provincial Court to violating The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 2020. The company, found in contravention of critical safety measures, has been slapped with a significant fine of $46,000.
The charges stemmed from an incident on July 10, 2021, near Regina Beach, Sask. A worker suffered a severe injury as their foot became entangled within a horizontal auger system, prompting legal action by the Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety.
The court imposed a fine of $32,857.14 on Pedigree Poultry Ltd., along with a surcharge of $13,142.86. This financial penalty aims to hold the company accountable for failing to provide and maintain a safe working environment for its employees, as outlined in clause 3-1 (a) of the regulations.
The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, responsible for promoting and enforcing workplace safety standards, reiterated its commitment to eliminating injuries and illnesses through a combination of education, inspections, and, when necessary, legal action.
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