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B.C. poultry plant fined $39K over workplace injury

Employee's arm was caught in machinery during end-of-day cleaning.


September 24, 2020
By CTV News

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A poultry plant in B.C.’s Okanagan has been fined nearly $39,000 after an employee was seriously injured in a workplace accident.

The worker’s arm was caught in machinery during a routine end-of-day cleaning at Colonial Farms Ltd.’s processing plant in Armstrong, according to a WorkSafeBC penalty report.

“WorkSafeBC determined that the machine lacked adequate safeguards to prevent worker access to hazardous points of operation,” it reads.

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