If you'd like to learn more... Sponsored content is written by Global News' without any editorial influence by the sponsor. If you'd like to learn more... A northern Alberta trucking company has been ordered to pay a $100,000 fine as part of its sentence for its involvement in a fatal workplace accident more than three years ago. In court on Friday, the owners of Brayford Trucking apologized to the family of Jordan Gahan, who was operating an excavator on a work site north of Fort McMurray when he was killed on March 14, 2014. “There’s no words or actions or anything that can possibly express to you how sorry we are,” Susan Brayford, co-owner of Brayford Trucking, said. On Friday, Brayford Trucking pleaded guilty to two charges under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, including failing to properly train Gahan, and failing to keep him safe as their employee. An additional three charges were withdrawn. The prosecution and defence made a joint sentencing submission, proposing to fine Brayford Trucking $100,000, followed by corporate probation for two years. Provincial court judge Harry Van Harten accepted the joint submission Friday afternoon, saying the penalty is reasonable given the circumstances. The company would also have to write a “public acknowledgment” of what happened, measures taken after the offence and lessons learned.
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