Government Fined $100,000 for Exposing Workers to Asbestos

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Government workers were exposed to asbestos at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife. As a result, the territorial government pleaded guilty to violating Sec. 4(1)(b) of the Safety Act by failing to take all reasonable precautions to ensure the health and safety of persons on a worksite. The court fined it $100,000 [Department of Public Works and Services and the Department of Education, Culture and Employment, Govt. News Release, June 5, 2015].