WorkSafeBC fines 34 firms for unsafe practices
WorkSafeBC penalized 34 B.C. construction firms a total of $195,980 for failing to protect workers from falls between Dec. 1, 2010 and Jan. 31, 2011.
Falls are the No. 1 cause of injury in the construction industry. Between 2007 and 2009, there were about 5,000 falls in B.C., which cost the construction industry $193 million in claims, Don Schouten, construction manager for WorkSafeBC told The Sun.