A company from Humboldt pleaded guilty to one violation under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 in Humboldt provincial court on June 27, 2022.

Brockman Enterprises Ltd. pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(b) of the regulations (being an employer, fail to comply with the duties of an employer at a place of employment including arrangements for the use, handling, storage and transport of articles and substances in a manner that protects the health and safety of the workers, resulting in the serious injury of a worker).

Brockmans has been fined $57,142.86 and a surcharge of $22,857.14. Two other charges were withdrawn.

Charges stemmed from an incident taking place near Humboldt on May 11, 2020, when a worker was seriously injured after an oil barrel exploded. 

The Government of Saskatchewan stated, “employers are required to provide safe and healthy workplaces, and must provide information, training and experience necessary for employees to perform their jobs safely.”