A SaskPower supervisor has been fined $28,000 following a workplace death.

Earlier this month, Kevin Rowlett was found guilty of two charges under the Saskatchewan Employment Act. He was fined $10,000 plus a $4,000 surcharge on each count.

The charges were laid after a worker was electrocuted while repairing a high-voltage transmission line near Wakaw in December 2014.

It was alleged that Rowlett didn’t follow SaskPower’s safety rules and failed to ensure a jumper cable was used before an energized shield wire was cut, resulting in the worker’s death.