Record Manitoba workplace safety fine

City failed to protect workers from asbestos
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 04/08/2003

The City of Winnipeg has been ordered to pay a $90,000 fine after admitting it failed to ensure that contract workers were not exposed to asbestos.

This is the largest penalty ever imposed in Manitoba for a workplace safety violation. The previous record was set in March when a construction company was ordered to pay $75,000 after a worker died while painting a bridge. The maximum fine for a first offence under Manitoba’s

Workplace Safety and Health Act