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Venture Construction fined after worker severely shocked


September 23, 2016
By Renée Francoeur


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September 23, 2016 – A company from the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 in Saskatchewan has been fined $35,000, the province reports, for violating one count under Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) legislation.

Venture Construction Inc. pleaded guilty for failing to ensure that no worker or equipment is operating within the minimum distance from any exposed energized electrical conductor.

Charges stem from an incident that occurred near Peerless, Sask. on July 14, 2014. A trailer was being raised and came into contact with a powerline, resulting in a worker being severely shocked.