WorkSafeBC fined Precision Drilling $206,892 on Nov. 18 for what it called "repeated violations" at its Seven Mile Corner worksite after a worker injured himself.
According to WorkSafeBC, the worker tripped while on a catwalk, and was injured by one of the hydraulic feet used to move the catwalk. WorkSafe said it determined the hydraulic feet had not been guarded, and that the firm did not have complete written safe work procedures for moving the catwalk.
"The feet had been added after the catwalk was manufactured, and no updated assembly and disassembly instructions were available. The firm also did not have complete written safe work procedures for moving the catwalk," said WorkSafeBC.
"The firm failed to ensure equipment was fitted with adequate safeguards to protect workers from hazardous power transmission parts, a high-risk violation. The firm also failed to analyze risks arising from its work activities and to implement safe work procedures accordingly."
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