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Alberta company fined $120,000 for OHS violation near Estevan A company based in Edmonton, Alta. has pleaded guilty to one violation of occupational health and safety regulations. A company based in Edmonton has pleaded guilty to one violation of occupational health and safety regulations and was fined $120,000. The charges stem from an incident which occurred on Aug. 10, 2015 near Estevan. A worked suffered serious injuries after tripping on a footrest inside the cabin of a dragline excavator and falling approximately 20 feet. Prairie Mines & Royalty ULC, operating as Westmoreland Coal Company, pleaded guilty in Estevan Provincial Court on July 10 to failing as an employer in provision and maintenance of plant, system of work and working environments to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees, resulting in a serious injury to a worker. The company was fined $85,714.29 plus a surcharge of $34,285.71.

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