Sask. Trucking Company Fined After Worker Killed By Packer In 2014

A trucking company has been charged $70,000 after one of its workers died while working on Highway 18, near the village of Mankota, Sask.

 

In 2014, a 43-year-old man died after the packer — a piece of heavy construction equipment — he was operating rolled over him, crushing him.

On Tuesday, Schmidt Trucking pleaded guilty in Swift Current Provincial Court to failing to ensure the driver used a seatbelt, resulting in his death. 

Man, 43, dies in workplace accident near Mankota

The Kelvington-area company was fined $50,000 plus a $20,000 surcharge.

An additional charge against Schmidt Trucking was stayed in court.

At the time, RCMP wouldn't release the man's name. However, police said he is from Kelvington.

Mankota is about 210 kilometres southwest of Regina

 

Source: CBC News

on 27 August 2017