Six companies in northeast B.C. have been fined under WorkSafe B.C. regulations.

According to the 2010 report, 256 penalties were enforced by the safety regulator. Last year’s fines totaled $3,163,898. The penalties were handed out to employers, for violating B.C.’s Occupational Health and Safety Regulation and the Workers Compensation Act.

The six companies across northeast B.C., including two from Fort St. John, had more than $100,000 in fines levied against them. The largest fine was imposed on a company east of Tumbler Ridge after a worker was struck by a tree. The company was fined $68,927.

Penalties are issues by WorkSafeBC where there has been a serious and/or repeated violation of occupational health and safety laws and regulations.

The full list of companies fined in 2010 can be viewed below.