Construction Supervisor Fined More than $7,000 for Shoring Violation

During a routine inspection of an excavation site, inspectors saw workers in a 3.3 metre deep trench that wasn’t properly shored. Their supervisor pleaded guilty to failing to provide competent and sufficient supervision to workers and was fined more than $7,000. Two charges against the construction company were dismissed [Travis Brunner, Govt. News Release, Feb. 6, 2012].