A Dawson City-area placer mine and one of its owners have been ordered to pay $92,000 for charges related to the 2021 death of an employee, killed when the bulldozer he was driving slipped off an icy road and fell down two slopes.
Yukon territorial court judge John Phelps sentenced Stuart Placers Ltd. and Roger Stuart Thursday, largely agreeing with the Crown’s position that higher fines were warranted as safety equipment that could have prevented the situation hadn’t been installed on the bulldozer.
“Employee safety must always be paramount to convenience,” Phelps said.
The company and Stuart pleaded guilty to two counts each under the territorial Occupational Health and Safety Act last
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