On May 30, Chupa Trucking & Excavating Ltd. pleaded guilty in Melfort Provincial Court to be in violation of one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996.

The company was fined for contravening clause 12(c) of the regulations. 

Contravening clause 12(c) means an employer at a place of employment failed to provide any information, instruction, training and supervision necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work, resulting in the serious injury of a worker.

As a result, the company was fined $60,714.28, along with a surcharge of $24,285.72, for a total amount of $85,000.

The violation stemmed from a worksite incident that happened on April 15, 2020, near Tisdale. A worker sustained serious injuries upon falling into a closing gravel trailer dump gate. 

Employers are required to provide a safe and healthy workplace and must provide the necessary information, training and experience for employees to perform their jobs safely. 

The Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety works with employers and workers to eliminate workplace injuries and illnesses through education, inspections and prosecutions.