A trenching accident happened on a golf course in Saskatchewan in 2008 during the installation of new water and sewer pipes. The Elkridge Golf and Conference Centre pleaded guilty to four charges after a worker was partially buried in a trench. They received a fine of $14,000.
The company failed to do the following:
1) Ensure workers were protected from cave-ins or sliding material in a trench,
2) Notify Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Division of a dangerous occurrence,
3) Ensure that work was sufficiently and competently supervised â€˜
4) Ensure the company had an OH&S program.
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