Nipawin company fined for workplace violations

By northeastNOW Staff
May 15, 2018 - 5:00pm

A Nipawin company has been fined for workplace violations under the province's Occupational Health and Safety Act.

Ridgewood Ranch Inc., which operates as Ridgewood Construction, was fined $2,500 in Swift Current Provincial Court May 9, plus a $1,000 surcharge. Three other charges were withdrawn.

The Saskatchewan Government said the charges against Ridgewood stemmed from a worksite inspection March 29, 2016 near Val Marie. An occupational health officer noted workers at the site were not using a guardrail, life jacket, or full-body harness with a lifeline or net while working near water. The province said the company did not comply with a notice of contravention that was issued previously.

This is the second time this spring the company has been fined for violations. The province issued a release last month announcing fines against Ridgewood Construction under the Saskatchewan Employment Act relating to unpaid wages.

The province regularly issues news releases detailing enforcement actions taken against companies around the province for health and safety violations.


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