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Largest Fine in Province’s History Imposed on Mine for Worker’s Death

A mine worker died after falling almost seven metres when the scaffolding he was working on collapsed. Another worker was seriously injured. The mining company pleaded guilty to three violations of the OHS Act. The government asked for a $500,000 fine. But the court fined the mine $350,000, which was still the largest fine ever imposed in a safety case in the province [The Iron Ore Company of Canada, Dec. 31, 2012].