TIVERTON, ON – December 6, 2017 – A legal proceeding regarding a Feb. 1, 2016, worker injury at Bruce Power was resolved today following an appearance in Owen Sound provincial court.
The most important thing we do at Bruce Power is to make sure everyone arrives home safely at the end of their shift. In this case, despite risk assessments, a pre-job briefing and safety meeting, a risk in a process was not sufficiently identified to Bruce Power, and the company did not in turn inform its workers.
The company has since done a full reassessment of our safety practices related to this type of work and made a number of improvements to ensure this type of injury never happens again. This stands as an important reminder that safety is about people and we must remain vigilant and look out for each other, especially when hazards are present.
The company will pay an $110,000 monetary penalty plus a 25% victim fine surcharge related to the incident, which resulted in burns to a worker when gas was ignited while he was performing maintenance work in the turbine hall on the non-nuclear side of the plant. The worker was treated for burns and fortunately was able to return to work in May, 2016 and was back on full duties after a period of accommodation while he recovered.
About Bruce Power
Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an electricity company based in Bruce County, Ontario. Our 4,200 employees are the foundation of our accomplishments and are proud of the role they play in delivering clean, reliable, low-cost nuclear power to families and businesses across the province. Bruce Power has worked hard to build strong roots in Ontario and is committed to protecting the environment and supporting the communities in which we live. Learn more at www.brucepower.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
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