WorkSafeBC imposes penalty and claims costs levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.

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Richmond: WorkSafeBC has issued orders that include the imposition of an administrative penalty and a claims cost levy against Babine Forest Products Ltd.
On January 20, 2012 there was a fire and explosion at the Babine Forest Products sawmill in which two workers died and many more were injured.
Babine Forest Products has been found to be in violation of the Workers Compensation Act (the “Act”) and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation.Under the authority of Section 196 of the Act an administrative penalty has been imposed against Babine Forest Products Ltd. in the amount of $97,500.00. Under Section 73(1) of the Act, a claims cost levy has been imposed in the amount of $914,139.62 for a total balance due of $1,011,639.62.