Saskatoon's Kramer Ltd. fined $34K over ladder accident
Company violated 3 OH&S rules
A Saskatoon company whose worker was seriously injured after being knocked off a ladder has been fined $33,600.
On Dec. 11, Kramer Ltd., of Saskatoon, was found guilty of three charges under Occupational Health and Safety legislation, the provincial government said in a news release.
The charges include failing to ensure workers were trained in health or safety measures, failing to ensure work was properly supervised and failing to ensure the worker's safety.
The incident happened on March 26, 2010 at a work site in Saskatoon.
A worker climbed a stepladder to fix an overhead door guard that had been bent, the province said. While this was being done, the door hit the ladder and the worker fell to the concrete floor, sustaining serious injuries.
In a separate case, Able Eavestroughing Ltd. of Brandon, Man., pleaded guilty to three counts under OH&S rules and was fined $2,240.
The charges with Able relate to an incident on July 17, 2012 where an OH&S officer saw 11 workers on an elevated platform at a work site in Carlyle working without hardhats.