Local construction company fined nearly $50,000 after worker death

first_imgAccording to WorkSafeBC, an earth scraper had gotten stuck in the mud, and was chained to a bulldozer to try and get it out. The worker was removing the chains when a second bulldozer that was also being used struck them from behind, causing fatal head injuries. The subsequent investigation found that D. Loewen Enterprises made a number of errors and “failed to ensure the health and safety of all workers at its workplace.” The firm didn’t use the safety tools and guidance detailed in its own safety program and the prime contractor’s safety program when planning the earth scraper’s recovery. It also didn’t provide the information, training, and supervision required to ensure its employees’ health and safety during the operation. The work area wasn’t arranged in a safe way for people and equipment to move safely, and lastly, the company didn’t make sure that the earth scraper was able to do the work it was used for safely.- Advertisement -A penalty of $47,250.89 has been issued to the firm.last_img read more

Germany v Italy: Euro 2016 live stream commentary on talkSPORT

first_img Kick-off is at 8pm in Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux Euro 2016: Every Goal, Every Game, Every Day on talkSPORTThe most eye-catching tie of the Euro 2016 quarter-finals takes place on Saturday evening as world champions Germany face Italy – and it is LIVE on talkSPORT!Joachim Low’s side will be aiming to book their place in the last four of the competition, to keep their hopes alive of a first European Championship success since 1996. Meanwhile Antonio Conte will be hoping to continue the Azzurri’s impressive campaign before he takes the reins at Chelsea later this month. The Italians have won the competition just once before – in 1968 – but they are well-placed to go far as they have kept three clean sheets out of four.This sort of line-up looks like it should be a meeting in the final, not for a place in the last four. The winner will join Portugal and Wales in the semis, along with the winner of France v Iceland on Sunday. So far, the Germans have beaten Ukraine, Northern Ireland and Slovakia, drawing with Poland in the group stages. Italy, meanwhile, have been impressive, beating Belgium, Sweden and Spain, losing to the Republic of Ireland in the final group match after making a number of changes. Germany v Italy is live on talkSPORT from 7pm (8pm kick-off) – check here for the various ways to follow the game.Conte, whose side lost 4-1 in a friendly against Joachim Low’s side earlier this year, told a pre-match press conference:“We started with very low expectations. We’re showing we can overcome insurmountable obstacles.“We’ve improved since the March friendly. It was a resounding defeat and it will motivate us to see if the gap has closed.“Germany are the best team in the world but no-one is beaten at the start of a game.“They can hurt you when they attack; they’ve quality, talent and a great team ethic. It’s a potent mix.”Meanwhile, Low accepts Saturday’s quarter-final could well provide the eventual winner of the tournament, such is the quality on their side of the draw.The Germany coach said:“Tomorrow’s winner may be European champions – all teams that make it into the semi-finals have the goal to reach the final.“Both teams have the quality but the title is still far off.“We have the next game to contest, then comes the semi-final, probably against the hosts, which is also no picnic.“There is still a long way. The team that wins tomorrow is one of the favourites for the title.”Confirmed Germany XI: Neuer; Höwedes, Boateng, Hummels; Kimmich, Khedira, Kroos, Hector; Özil; Müller, Gomez.Confirmed Italy XI: Buffon; Barzagli, Bonucci, Chiellini; Florenzi, Sturaro, Parolo, Giaccherini, De Sciglio; Pelle, Eder. 1last_img read more