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Darcy Rask Construction dealt $23k fine after worker electrocuted


September 6, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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September 6, 2016 – A Birch Hills, Sask. company has been fined $23,800 after a worker was killed when equipment touched a powerline.

The incident occurred in September 2014 near Coleville, Sask., when a tractor with a crane came into contact with an overhead high-voltage line, killing a worker walking beside the tractor.

Darcy Rask Construction Inc. pleaded guilty in August 2016 to violating Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) rules, specifically contravening subsection 465(2)—failure to ensure that no worker works and no equipment or powered mobile equipment is used or operated with the minimum distance from any exposed energized electrical conductor.