City sentenced $325,000 fine for safety violation in 2016 death of tunnel foreman

The City of Edmonton has been handed a penalty of $325,000 for violating a safety policy in relation to the November 2016 death of a city tunnel foreman whose head was pinned between machinery and a wall.

In a sentencing handed down in the Provincial Court of Alberta Wednesday, the city received the fine for failing to provide safeguards for workers if they were to come into contact with any hazards. Saturnino Sonson, 44 at the time of the accident, was a tunnel foreman on a drainage tunnel in southwest Edmonton being constructed with a tunnel-boring machine…read more

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