EnCana fined $150,000 by WorkSafe BC

first_imgEnCana Corporation has been fined $150,000 by WorkSafe BC following a fatal accident near Dawson Creek.According to WorkSafe BC, EnCana failed to do everything reasonably practicable to coordinate activities and to establish and maintain a system or process to ensure compliance.  The incident occurred in June 2008 when workers were performing the high-risk activity of falling trees up to 24 inches in diameter.  During this process a worker was struck by two hung up trees.EnCana failed to coordinate activities that resulted in a lack of first aid services and lack of evacuation procedures that may have prevented the worker’s death following the incident.- Advertisement -Other companies have also been fined that operate in the Peace Country.  Core Pipelines was fined just over $50,000 following an incident in January of 2008.  No one was seriously hurt.  The incident occured while attempting to climb a 32-35% sloped hill covered in ice, a tracked, flat-decked vehicle with a cab spun out and the engine stalled. As a result, and without braking power, the vehicle slid downhill out of control and hit a tree.  WorkSafe BC found that the vehicle was inappropriate for use in transporting workers under the conditions of the work site.Canadian Natural Resources has been fined just over $29,000 for an incident from October 2009.  The WorkSafe BC report states the following “As prime contractor of worksite, the Firm failed to do everything reasonably practicable to establish and maintain a system or process that would ensure compliance with the Act and Regulation. These are repeat s.118(2)(b) violations.”In total, WorkSafe BC imposed 152 penalties totaling more than $2.7 million for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation (the OHS Regulation) and the Workers Compensation Act (the Act).Advertisementlast_img read more

HOOPS RETURN FOR OLD BHOY SHAY?

first_imgSHAY Given says he might fancy a move back to Celtic – and there’s a chance it might happen.The Aston Villa keeper is a lifelong fan of the Bhoys and played with them as a teenager.The 36-year-old Lifford man said: “Never say never. I’m very happy at Villa but in football you should never close any doors. And there’s an outside chance it could happen.” Celtic lost 1-0 at Dundee United on Sunday with the Hoops once again denied a clear penalty.Celtic were denied a penalty when Keith Watson handled, leaving Lennon, who is serving a touchline ban for confronting a referee over a penalty decision in last month’s loss to Hearts, to call for consistency from officials.He said afterwards: “Maybe I should ring John Fleming [the Scottish FA head of referee development] and ask him what is the difference.“If they want to give them against us, then that one today has to be a penalty as well. You’ve got to be consistent. “I am going to get accused of being a sore loser or blaming referees but it’s not the point, what I want is an answer and I don’t feel I get them.”Meanwhile the clubs will have to decide to allow Rangers into the SPL next season – with fans of many of those clubs threatening to boycott their own grounds if the go-ahead is given. HOOPS RETURN FOR OLD BHOY SHAY? was last modified: May 7th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:shay given celticlast_img read more