Health and Safety
Weyerhaeuser fined $182,000 for worker injury
By PJ Boyd
A 2017 incident at Weyerhaeuser’s Hudson Bay operations that caused a serious injury to a staff member from a forklift has brought the company to plead guilty in Hudson Bay Provincial Court. The charges will see Weyerhaeuser pay a fine of $182,000, reports the Nipawin Journal.
The guilty plea to the injury coincides with the 1996 contravening clause 12(a) of the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations. The clause states that an employer’s duty in a place of employment includes: the provision and maintenance of plant, systems of work and working environments that ensure, as far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of the employer’s workers.
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