Two Manitoba businesses have been charged and fined more than $107,000 for violations to the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Regulations.
Flin Flon-based Superior General Partner Inc. and Blumenort-based Imperial Metal Industries Inc. pleaded guilty last month to two incidents in which workers were injured while on the job.
A worker with Superior General Partner was injured in May 2016 when a propane explosion in a maintenance garage spread debris over a city block. The province says public safety was also at risk and the company pleaded guilty. They were ordered to pay a $70,000 fine.
In August 2016, a worker with Imperial Metal Industries Inc. was pinned to the ground by a large steel crane after a link to a chain used to hoist it disengaged. The company pleaded guilty for failing to provide the employee with adequate training and supervision. The company was ordered to pay $37,550 in fines and penalties.