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B.C. company fined in 2011 worker death

A drilling company has pleaded guilty in the death of a worker in Saskatchewan.



REGINA—A drilling company has pleaded guilty in the death of a worker in Saskatchewan.

D.J. Drilling (2004) Ltd. of Vancouver, operating in Saskatchewan as J. D. Drilling Co. Ltd., was charged under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations for failure to ensure that all work at a place of employment was sufficiently and competently supervised.

In February 2011, an employee was clearing a drill pad with a crawler tractor at an exploration drilling site on Cree Lake when it broke through the ice.

The worker died.

The company was fined $46,000 in Regina provincial court in June.

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