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Husky Fined $100,000 For Saskatchewan OHS Violation
Husky Oil Operations Limited has been fined $100,000 after pleading guilty in provincial court in Lloydminster to a charge related to a worker who was injured after being hit by a truck at the company’s sand disposal facility in Lloydminster.
The amount includes a $71,429 fine and a $28,571 surcharge.
The company had pleaded guilty to contravening subsection 133(6) of Saskatchewan’s health and safety regulations in an Aug. 24, 2015 incident. The charge related to Husky’s failure as an employer, where there is, or may be a hazard to a worker from traffic at a place of employment other than a public highway, to develop and implement a traffic control plan to protect the worker from traffic hazards, resulting in the serious injury of a worker.
One additional charge was withdrawn in court.