A Weyburn-based business was found guilty in Weyburn Provincial Court to a pair of charges under The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations last Wednesday. The plea resulted in a substantial fine.  

The charges stemmed from a January 20, 2021 incident in Weyburn. An employee was seriously injured while attempting to back a tracked geotechnical drilling rig through a shop door.  

Rebel Drilling was charged with failing to provide any information, instruction, training and supervision that is necessary to protect the health and safety of workers at work, resulting in the serious injury of a worker, and failing to ensure only trainer operators are required or permitted to operate powered mobile equipment, resulting in the serious injury of a worker. The fine was $20,000 for each charge with a surcharge of $8,000 for each charge, resulting in a total fine of $56,000.  


*The article, based on the release from Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, previously indicated the company had pleaded guilty. Based on a revised release, this information has been corrected to read they were found guilty.