Cement Manufacturer Fined $340,000 for Confined Space Violations

WorkSafeBC inspectors observed workers inside a large container used to process materials during cement manufacturing. So, they asked the employer about its confined spaces safety program. The end result was a $339,444 fine, one of the largest handed out in BC in 2022, for failing to perform an adequate confined space hazard assessment and implement written safety procedures, both of which were repeat violations [Lafarge Canada Inc.].