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Alberta’s Bonanza Drilling INC. Fined $50,000 for Workplace Injury

A Brooks, Alberta company pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, 1996 in Rosetown Provincial Court on August 13, 2020.

Bonanza Drilling Inc. pleaded guilty to contravening clause 12(a) of the regulations (being an employer, failed in the provision and maintenance of a plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer’s workers, resulting in the injury of a worker).

The company was fined $35,714.28 plus a surcharge of $14,285.72. One other charge was withdrawn.

Charges resulted from an incident that occurred on February 17, 2018, near Herschel, Saskatchewan. A worker sustained serious injuries after falling from a walkway while cleaning a rig.

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