TORONTO Evraz Inc. North
Americas steel plant in Regina, Saskatchewan, has been
fined Canadian $60,000 ($60,400) after the company pleaded
guilty to a safety violation.
The provincial government said
the safety lapse was discovered when a worker was seriously
injured in January 2009 after becoming entangled in the motor
drive shaft of a crane hoist.
Evraz was accused of failing to
ensure that effective safeguards were in place to prevent
workers from coming into contact with potentially dangerous
moving machine parts.
A spokeswoman for the
Chicago-based steelmaker confirmed that Evraz had reached a
resolution with safety officials over the incident, adding that
safety was a priority at the company. "Evraz has a very strong
and proactive commitment to safety, including employee
communications, training and continuous improvement programs,"
Evrazs Regina operations
produce steel plate and coil used to make products like oil
country tubular goods and line pipe.