September 16, 2013
WorkSafeBC issues almost $540,000 in fines
More than 50 employers around B.C. face a total of nearly $540,000 in fines for workplace health and safety violations.
WorkSafeBC imposed four penalties connected to fatal incidents and six fines were placed on companies whose workers were seriously injured.
One of the largest penalties went to Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre Ltd., which was fined almost $58,000 for failing to develop and implement a plan to prevent workers being exposed to asbestos within a reasonable time.
A penalty of more than $57,000 went to H.P. Construction for a December 2010 building site incident in Vancouver, where a wall form fell, killing a worker. In Dawson Creek, D. Loewen Enterprises was fined $47,000 after a worker was killed when he was hit by a bulldozer.
Abbott Shoring & Foundations Ltd. was fined almost $32,000 after workers who were drilling made contact with a utility line.
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