Monday, February 09, 2009

Labour group wants tougher penalties

read article: Canada.com
Robert Ellis, vice president of the Policy, Investigations and Review Divisions of WorkSafe B.C., said his outfit's focus must be on preventing these tragedies.

Sinclair pointed to Encana's fine as a slap on the wrist.

On Vancouver Island, the largest penalty was imposed on Catalyst's pulp mill in Campbell River for "significant and avoidable violation of requirements to identify and assess risk of asbestos exposure, resulting in uncontrolled worker exposure to loose asbestos debris."

Catalyst was penalized $75,000.

In the mid-Island area, the highest penalty was imposed on TimberWest Forest for the Nov. 19, 2005 death of Ted Gramlich, 52, of Crofton.

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