Two Winnipeg businesses — Western Scrap Metals and Nat-Al Limited — have been fined more than $84,000 for workplace incidents.
Manitoba Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) said Western Scrap Metals pleaded guilty to failing to provide necessary training, supervision and facilities to ensure the safety and welfare at work of all its workers.
A 45-year-old worker there died in March 2009 while unloading bales of recycled paper. Two bales became dislodged and fell on the worker.
The company was ordered to pay $72,500 in fines and surcharges.
And Nat-Al Limited also pleaded guilty to demolishing a building containing asbestos in a matter that created a risk to safety and health.
When the building on Regent Avenue East was demolished in July 2010, Nat-Al failed to inform WSH or the company doing the demolition that it had asbestos-containing materials.
Nat-Al was ordered to pay $12,050 in fines and surcharges.