Province slaps local businesses with fines for workplace safety violations
Published Friday, December 21, 2012 12:33PM CST
Last Updated Friday, December 21, 2012 12:38PM CST
Two Manitoba businesses are facing large fines following workplace safety infractions.
Western Scrap Metals Inc. pleaded guilty earlier this month for failing to provide the necessary training to an employee who died while working for them, said the province.
In 2009, a 45-year-old worker was killed when two bales of recycled paper fell on him while he was unloading a truck.
The company was fined $72,500 as a result.
Nat-Al Inc. was also fined for having a demolition company destroy a building that contained asbestos on Regent Avenue. The company did not tell Workplace Safety or Health or the company who conducted the demolition that the building contained asbestos, said the province.
The company pleaded guilty earlier this month and was fined $12,050.