Alberta Steel Company to Pay $53,750 for Worker's Death

Nov. 23, 2005
A-S-4 Steel Ltd. of Alberta, Canada, has been fined $25,000 plus a 15 percent victim fine surcharge by a provincial judge after pleading guilty to failing to ensure workers were familiar with written safety procedures and a fall protection plan.

In addition, the company was ordered to pay the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) $25,000.

A company supervisor, Dominique Clement, has been acquitted of failing to ensure the health and safety of other workers present at the worksite.

The judgements result from a provincial government investigation into a Dec. 28, 2002 incident near Innisfail. A worker was connecting the components of a skeleton structure and fell almost 6 meters, suffering fatal head and chest injuries.

To improve workplace safety, the government of Alberta has increased penalties for violations, hired additional safety officers, recognized the province's safest employers and promoted workplace safety awareness. Employers and supervisors alike must ensure workers have a safe environment in which to work.

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