MRO Magazine

TransAlta fined $50,000 for worker’s injury

Edmonton, AB -- TransAlta Corporation has agreed to make a $25,000 donation to Parkland Ambulance Authority, and ha...


Health & Safety

March 31, 2004
By MRO Magazine

Edmonton, AB — TransAlta Corporation has agreed to make a $25,000 donation to Parkland Ambulance Authority, and has been fined $25,000 plus a 15% victim fine surcharge by an Alberta judge in Stony Plain after pleading guilty to one charge under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. The charge was for failing to install an alarm system to give effective warning of imminent machine movement.

The fine resulted from an Alberta Human Resources and Employment investigation into an Aug. 13, 2002, incident at the TransAlta Keephills Generating Plant where a Lockerbie and Hole Inc. worker sustained an injury on a conveyer.