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Two Manitoba Companies Fined $107K for Incidents That Injured Employees

March 29, 2019 2:33 PM | News

Flin Flon Explosion

Debris from a propane explosion at Flin Flon-based Superior General Partner Inc. on May 24, 2016. (JONATHON NAYLOR / FLIN FLON REMINDER)

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.