Port Alberni sawmill previously fined for injury to worker

By Laura Brougham
Chek News
July 7, 2024
Category: Business & Politics
Region: Canada, Canada West

San Group’s Port Alberni sawmill has previously been inspected by WorkSafeBC 11 times, with one resulting in a fine of nearly $80,000. WorkSafeBC would not confirm if it is involved in the current investigation into the Port Alberni company’s use of temporary foreign workers. However, it did say it had conducted 11 inspections between last year and this year, which resulted in 27 corrective orders and one fine. The $78,721.53 fine came in October after an employee sustained serious injuries, resulting in multiple fingers needing to be amputated because safety guards were missing and other equipment was not properly locked out. San Group says it is appealing the fine, saying the injuries were the result of the employee not properly following the company’s safety procedures.

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