FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – WorkSafeBC imposed a fine of approximately $207,000 against Precision Drilling on Nov. 18th for repeated safety violations.
According to a release, the agency attended Precision Drilling’s Seven Mile Corner worksite after a worker tripped from a catwalk of a rig, injuring themselves on one of the hydraulic feet used to move the catwalk.
WorkSafeBC says that the hydraulic feet weren’t guarded and had been added after the catwalk was manufactured with no updated assembly and disassembly instructions available.
The agency says the firm failed to ensure that the equipment was fitted with adequate safeguards to protect workers from hazardous power transmission parts, which is a high-risk violation.
The firm also failed to analyze risks arising from its work activities and implement safe work procedures accordingly.
WorkSafeBC says these were both repeated violations.
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