Safety
Calgary – The National Energy Board is ordering a subsidiary of Enbridge Inc. to take measures to improve worker safety and environmental protection after several infractions were spotted during field inspections of a B.C. pipeline expansion project.
Hamilton police are investigating multiple instances of tampering at an oil pipeline project in the city.
Dallas – Pollutants have been released from refineries operated by Exxon, Shell and other companies as torrential rains damaged storage tanks and other industrial facilities on the Texas Coast.
Sudbury, Ont. – Glencore Canada Corporation, owner-operator of the Nickel Rim South Mine, pleaded guilty and has been fined $200,000 in the death of a worker who was run over by a vehicle.
Sudbury, Ont. – R.M. Belanger Limited pleaded guilty and was fined $125,000, and a supervisor pleaded guilty and was fined $5,000 after a worker was injured.
Timmins, ON - Following a trial, Orbit Garant Drilling Services Inc., a diamond drilling company operating in northeastern Ontario, was found guilty and fined $200,000 after a worker was killed by a falling tree while exiting a bulldozer.
Fort McMurray, Alta. – A report on lessons learned from the Fort McMurray wildfire recommends improved prevention measures along with better disaster management and evacuation planning.
Vancouver – Taseko Mines Limited is updating the operating status of Gibraltar.
Atlas Copco claims to develop some of the most fuel-efficient drill rigs in the industry. To put its premium SmartROC drill rigs to the test, an experiment was designed. Could a SmartROC T40 set a new industry record in its class and drill 100 metres in less than two hours with a fuel consumption of less than 40 litres?
The Ontario Ministry of Labour schedules inspection blitzes and initiatives to protect workers' rights and to enhance employers' awareness of their responsibilities. These safeguards align with both the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Employment Standards Act.
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