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RFP FILE #FInjD.O.I.INFORMATION SWORN DATECOURT FILE # EMPLOYER CHARGEDCOUNTS FOR EMPLOYERS FROM INFORMATIONOUTCOME / FINE(EMPLOYERS)20050048710Sept 28 1995March 21 199624462 PentictonOkanagan's Reliable Irrigation & Landscaping LtdCount 1: The Okanagan's Reliable Irrigation & Landscaping Ltd., being an employer did fail, to adequately direct and instruct a worker, namely, Milton Luke Haines, in the safe performance of his duties, by instructing the ,worker to dig a tunnel underneath a paved surface under which electrical utilities were located, contrary Industrial Health &Safety (IH&S) Regulation 8.18, and S 75(2) and S 77(1) of the Workers' Compensation Act (WCA)Stayed Okanagan's Reliable Irrigation & Landscaping LtdCount 2 The Okanagan's Reliable Irrigation & Landscaping Ltd., did, in an area likely to have underground utility services, fail to accurately determine the location of underground utility services prior, to commencing excavation work with power tools or equipment, contrary to IH&S Regulation 38.04(1)(a) , and S 75(2)and S 77(1) of the WCA$15,000.00NoneCount 3: NoneNoneNoneCount 4: NoneNone
Prosecutions Cases Completed 1996 - 2011
Since the Fall of 1996, thirty-one prosecutions have proceeded against employers. Twenty-four cases resulted in convictions, 7 in acquittals or a Stayed of charges. The penalties assessed have ranged from a minimum of $1,500.00 to a maximum of $200,000.00 in fines. One individual was sentenced to serve 2 forty-five day jail terms.